If your idea of a great Saturday involves wandering around strangers’ homes while helping out a local housing non-profit, mark August 25 on your calendar. The Weird Homes Tour hits Detroit, and we have a sneak peek of the houses featured.
The tour includes some familiar places, including the shipping container home on Trumbull in North Corktown, and the mural-clad Airbnb on Pierce Street outside of Eastern Market.
Additional homes span the range of design and funky decor, natural to artificial. A Victorian house in Jefferson-Chalmers dubbed Detroit Abloom has a cut flower farm full of dahlias, while the Fun House of Style has lip and pop culture collectibles and decor throughout a colorful abode.
Additional homes include a Woodbridge home with collectibles from many corners of the world; a lofty eastside home with bold pops of blue, a wild fireplace, and an enviable outdoor area; and a midcentury home with rock and roll styling. A VIP ticket gains entrance into Wheel’n on Woodward, home to Design Chief at Ford, Camilo Pardo.
Participants on the self-guided tour will be able to check out the homes and decor, and also chat with the residents. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 25. Tickets are $30, and $45 for VIP tickets. Ten percent of gross ticket sales go to the United Community Housing Coalition.