A strange object has landed next to an old farmhouse in the East Tyrolian village Nussdorf. Floating on stilts over the hill, this exceptional holiday house looks like a blend of a UFO and a bird. It has accordingly been named “Ufogel” (a combination of the words UFO and Vogel which in German means bird). Inside the wooden body – which is covered with traditional shingles – feels like a cosy nest and offers both security and a sense of openness. The scent of wood flows through the room and the panoramic window makes you feel like you’re outside.
The building with a floor area of 45 sqm is a real space saver: On the ground floor is the kitchen with a large dining area for up to 8 people. In the half-floor you find a lounging area overlooking the East Tyrolean mountains. A few steps higher, underneath its domed roof, is the sleeping area which can accommodate up to four people, and a bathroom where you can shower with views of the mountains.
What to do
In East Tyrol there are various excursion destinations and sights: e.g. the Roman city, Aguntum, castles & palaces, Hohe Tauern National Park, museums, all-year toboggan run "Osttirodler". More information at www.osttirol.com.
Why we like this house
The Ufogel combines the security of a cave with the panoramic views of a viewing platform and offers a lot of comfort in a small space.
This house is great for
A unique hideaway for couples, but also great for families.
Details of the property
Region/Town: AT – Austria, Tyrol, Nussdorf-Debant
Scenery: slight slope, with an Alpine panorama
Number of guests: up to 5 people
Design: DI Peter Jungmann, Lienz
Published: GEO Saison Extra - Travel with children 2017, designboom.com