'Tis the season for home tours, and this weekend's celebrates all that is weird, wacky, and wonderful—so obviously, it started in Austin.
That's where creators Chelle and David J. Neff first dreamed up their Weird Homes Tour in 2014, and they brought it here to Houston after two years of success in ATX. They've since expanded nationwide, and this year's fourth annual H-Town tour returns this Saturday, September 28.
The self-guided tour takes visitors into some of the most offbeat, eccentric homes in the city and introduces them to the imaginative minds that created them. Past Weird Homes visitors will recognize a few returning standouts—who could forget a house filled with over 2,000 pieces of hippo memorabilia?—among this year's seven tour stops, but there's new weirdness to appreciate, too, like the home built for Instagram.
The seven homes open their doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and one $45 ticket (kids 13 and under are free) grants you access to everything—including the "VIP home" of the incredible Lester Marks Collection. Ten percent of all ticket proceeds benefit New Hope Housing.