Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World
These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.
- Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
- Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
- Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
- Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
- Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
- Fantasy House - Location Unknown
- Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
- Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
- Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
- The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States
Apartment in the 19th-century building on the Nadodrze
Photographed by S. Zajączkowski
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
29 sqm is a rather small space to live in. Therefore the priority of this makeover was to maximize the space and to create an independent bedroom. The ceiling at 3.7m didn’t allow the designer to create two equivalent levels, but it was possible to build a semi-mezzanine. Above the bathroom and the hallway there is a huge bed area 1.35m high, whereas above the wardrobe there is a passage 1.85m high. Moreover, to increase space, the living room, kitchen and dining area are combined into one room. Additionally, to deceive senses, a blind door was put on one of the walls.
So clever and amazing
To celebrate the disgrace that the Blu-ray edition of Star Wars is going to be, Lucasfilm has transformed the BT Tower in London into a lightsaber. Yes, it looks cool. No, it wouldn’t make the Blu-ray changes suck any less.
The Ring House - Tokyo, Japan.
The Ring House is wrapped in rings of glass and wood and has an uninterrupted 360-degree view of the forest.