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Barn House and Farm House

Take your extended family or friends to Denmark! The ensemble of buildings in the Odsherred region in the north-west of Zealand offers plenty of space and special living experiences: the minimalist architecture of the Barn House stages space, light and views and is in dialogue with the traditional Farm House.

Region/Town: DK – Denmark, Odsherred, Høve

Scenery: Surrounded by fields and forests in the middle of a Unesco area

Accommodation: House

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Altes Schulhaus

With a wide view over green pastures, the holiday home Altes Schulhaus is situated on a dwelling mound in the heart of Eiderstedt, a peninsula in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. It shares the idyllic location on the extensive property surrounded by a canal with the Friesensteern, an old barn that has been converted into a holiday home. In the past, the teacher used to live in the small house, where he also taught the children living in the vicinity. Now the completely renovated cottage is a cosy holiday home, which offers space for four people on 65 square metres.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Eiderstedt, Tetenbüll

Scenery: On a dwelling mound in the heart of the peninsula, surrounded by meadows

Accommodation: House

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Recharge House Klitmøller

The fishing village of Klitmøller is the centre of Cold Hawaii, a coastal area in the north-west of Denmark that is very popular with surfers. If you want to surf or watch the surfers on the water, it is not far from the holiday home—the beach is only 450 metres away. The L-shape of the cedar-clad house is inspired by the traditional farmhouses of West Jutland. What at first sight looks like one building, are however three units under one roof.

Region/Town: DK – Denmark, Thisted, Klitmøller,

Scenery: 450 metres from the North Sea and close to famous surf spots

Accommodation: House

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Aux Losanges

The large white diamond pattern in the entrance area are already suggesting it: Aux Losanges in the Tschiertschen mountain village in the canton of Grisons is no ordinary traditional mountain chalet—even if it almost appears to be one from the outside. The architecture firm Caruso St John has transformed the Walser log building dating from 1869 into an extraordinary holiday home with a function room for an art-loving couple from Zurich. They gave the house, formerly used as a café, a make-over that combines British extravagance and Swiss down-to-earthness.

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Grisons, Tschiertschen

Scenery: In the village with great mountain panorama

Accommodation: House

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Urfeld 26

The turquoise shimmering lake Walchensee lies virtually at the feet of the Urfeld House. Situated on the edge of the forest at the northern tip of the alpine lake, the house was planned with great emphasis on sustainability. The leitmotif was the use of existing and local materials. Instead of constructing a new building, the dilapidated 1960s house was completely renovated and restructured. The open-plan layout allows for flowing sequences of rooms with exciting visual axes and views into the natural surroundings.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Urfeld by lake Walchensee

Scenery: On the edge of the forest at the northern tip of the alpine lake

Accommodation: House

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Faazihaus

A magnificent mountain panorama and pure air are the constant companions when spending a holiday at the Faazihaus in the Swiss Alps. The solid timber building on a sunny south-facing slope in the tiny mountain village of Martisberg was built in the 1990s on the foundations of a historical farmhouse (a so-called heathen house) and stood empty for decades in its shell condition. Now it has finally come to life!

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Wallis, Martisberg

Scenery: In a quiet panoramic location in the Unesco World Natural Heritage Aletsch-Jungfrau

Accommodation: House, Apartment

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Erlenhof

The Erlenhof in Unterjoch, a mountain village in the Bavarian Allgäu region, is modern and without alpine kitsch, yet firmly rooted in local traditions. The massive wooden building is part of an organic farm and replaces a 370-year-old farmhouse that was destroyed in a fire. During the construction of the house and the design of the apartments, great importance was attached to sustainability.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Bavarian Allgäu, Bad Hindelang

Scenery: In a small village, surrounded by a meadow landscape

Accommodation: House, Apartment

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Tetenbüllspieker

Wasserkoog is considered one of the most beautiful villages on the Eiderstedt peninsula. There are old farmhouses surrounded by the typical North Frisian landscape with meadows, pastures and a wide horizon. And on the dike on the edge of the village you will find a residence that combines the flair of a historic thatched house with modern design.

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Eiderstedt penisula, Wasserkoog

Scenery: On the dike on the edge of the village, 500 m from the sea

Accommodation: House

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Architektenhütte Allgäu

You get the best view from high up! The Architektenhütte (Architect’s Lodge) not only sits high up on a steep slope in the Allgäu Alps; in addition, the living area has been laid out under the roof and thus offers the best view of the surrounding mountains and the Iller valley.   The three-storey wooden building, situated in a hamlet adjacent to the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park, reinterprets the local traditional architecture in a modern form. With its straight-lined, austere design, the building looks almost like an alp…

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Blaichach im Allgäu, Hofen

Scenery: In a hamlet adjacent to the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park

Accommodation: House

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A Casa de Aldán & Apartamentos Ardora

Overlooking the harbour, the A Casa de Aldán Hotel is situated in the fishing village of Aldán on the west coast of Galicia. Architect Alfonso Penela has created a building from the ruins of an old salting factory, which preserves the history of the place and at the same time radiates modernity. The reduction to a few materials—raw stone is combined with smooth cedar wood, glass and zinc—creates a calm, timeless ambience. Those who prefer to stay in an apartment will love the zinc-covered Ardora Apartments close to a beach that can be reached via private stairs.

Region/Town: ES – Spain, Galicia, Aldán

Scenery: Overlooking the harbour, close to the beach

Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment

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