22 Cozy Cottages You’ll Want to Escape to This Weekend
It’s official. The fairy tales have gone to our heads and nothing sounds cozier than a little cottage in the woods. Or on the beach. Or in the mountains. Or, well, anywhere. Whether you’re smitten with cottage-style decor or are searching for your next summer retreat, these 22 little houses will bring your very own fairy tale to life.
2. Tiny Texas House: At only 12-by-21 feet, this miniature cottage is built to last. Using Old World techniques, the builders used refurbished windows from the 1880s and siding made from a salvaged old-growth cypress tree. (via Mother Earth Living)
3. Storybook Cottage: This delightful cottage is one of dozens of storybook homes in Carmel by the Sea. They were built in the 1890s by developer Frank Devendorf as a charming village for artists and academics. (via Velvet + Linen)
5. Reclaimed Barn Wood Cottage: This sustainable backyard micro-house is equipped with a rustic but modern interior and lush surroundings. The wood stove cozies it up all year long. (via Proud Green Home)
16. The Queen’s Hamlet: For a minute, it seemed like this not-so-humble abode one was an illustration, too. But it’s actually a real place in the gardens of Versailles. Of course. (via Different Doors)
17. Rustic Modern Tiny House: Portland’s cutest Airbnb is a 350 square foot cottage built by the owners’ own two (err… four?) hands. Best part, it’s still available for rent in September! (via Airbnb)
21. The Hygge House: An old fisherman’s cottage outside Copenhagen transforms into a comfortable, modern family home. The owners’ very personal renovation was successful in meeting their dream of “a house where we could live close together but not on top of each other.” (via Dwell)
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