Living in a city does have its perks, but even city-dwellers dream of escaping to some small comfortable house or cottage surrounded by wilderness to let their weary souls re-charge. All of these beautiful houses surrounded by picturesque views will inspire you to get away from it all – for a weekend or for good!

Most isolated homes like these had practical uses, and some still do – as hunting lodges or farm houses. These days, however, more and more such homes are instead rented out to people who want a peaceful place to rest or work.

Vote for your favorite house! If you've been to one or have just photographed one, we'd love to see it!

#1 Cottage In The Woods, Scotland

Cottage In The Woods, Scotland

Angie Latham Report

MarianneBrealt 1 year ago

Intimate and cozy, crackling fire, a cup of tea and some sandwiches. Warm blankets and a good book, kerosene lamps A dog sleeping at my feet

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#2 The Solitairy House Of Elliðaey Island, Iceland

The Solitairy House Of Elliðaey Island, Iceland The Solitairy House Of Elliðaey Island, Iceland

Christopher Lynn Report

YuriZoli 1 year ago

No more problems with neighbors. ;)

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#3 Hofskirkja, Iceland

Hofskirkja, Iceland

Menno Schaefer Report

Ashtree 1 year ago

Beautiful, but this is a church! Not somewhere anyone would go and live :)

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#4 A Hut In Winter

A Hut In Winter

taurus13 Report

EmmaTanglevine 1 year ago

as long as the firewood holds out....and the hot cocoa!

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#5 Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

AtomicZen Report

Very_bored_panda 1 year ago

Guys, this is a church, not a cottage. It's called The Church of the Good Shephard, it's an amazing place, but you can't actually live there

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#7 Apuseni Mountains, Romania

Apuseni Mountains, Romania

Adrian Petrisor Report

pinkroses 1 year ago

This one should be up there near #1!

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#8 Hobbit House, Wales

Hobbit House, Wales

simondale.net Report

LindaMilligan 1 year ago

This has got to be the one, tucked in, safe and sound. Lots of visual interest too. Trees, flowers, walls, green. Love it.

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#10 Trøllanes, Faroe Islands

Trøllanes, Faroe Islands

Grégoire Sieuw Report

LuHansson 1 year ago

It's a beautiful location but it's also a lighthouse

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#11 Holmur Reykjanes, Iceland

Holmur Reykjanes, Iceland

Gunnar Gestur Report

DanaStuhlreyer 1 year ago

Aurora Borealis aka. Northern lights are so pretty!

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#13 Red House In Snowy Norway

Red House In Snowy Norway

Tzvika Stein Report

PaulGeorge 1 year ago

I would move ther in this instand! all i need is electricity so i can listen to my favorite music and some tea

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#17 Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Dylan Toh & Marianne Lim Report

ChristinaGarciaWilson 1 year ago

this is the same house as #15 from a different angle and a different season. look at the mountain and the rocks near the shore...

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#18 In The Fields Of Gold, Alberta, Canada

In The Fields Of Gold, Alberta, Canada

Caroline Report

CeriseDio-enne 1 year ago

I grew up in Alberta, and last I checked, Alberta was in Canada, not the USA.

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