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

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

Scroll down below to see stunning photos, and don't forget to 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
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No more problems with neighbors. ;)

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#3

Hofskirkja, Iceland

Hofskirkja, Iceland

Menno Schaefer Report

Ashtree
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#8

Hobbit House, Wales

Hobbit House, Wales

simondale.net Report

LindaMilligan
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#9

Icelandic Mountain Meadow Retreat

Icelandic Mountain Meadow Retreat

Michael Schmidt Report

#10

Trøllanes, Faroe Islands

Trøllanes, Faroe Islands

Grégoire Sieuw Report

LuHansson
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aurora Borealis aka. Northern lights are so pretty!

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#12

Little Red House, Iceland

Little Red House, Iceland

Patrick Sharp Report

#13

Red House In Snowy Norway

Red House In Snowy Norway

Tzvika Stein Report

PaulGeorge
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#15

House In The Middle Of Drina River Near The Town Of Bajina Basta, Serbia

House In The Middle Of Drina River Near The Town Of Bajina Basta, Serbia

Irene Becker Report

#17

In The Fields Of Gold, Alberta, Canada

In The Fields Of Gold, Alberta, Canada

Caroline Report

CeriseDio-enne
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#18

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Dylan Toh & Marianne Lim Report

ChristinaGarciaWilson
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#19

Craig Highland Farm Holiday Cottage Near Plockton, Scotland

Craig Highland Farm Holiday Cottage Near Plockton, Scotland

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#20

Barrier Highway, South Australia

Barrier Highway, South Australia

Steven Powell Report

#21

Silence - Ioan Balașanu

Silence - Ioan Balașanu

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#22

Rice Terraces Of Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

Rice Terraces Of Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

Rehahn Croquevielle Report

#23

House In Nepal With View Of Himalayas

House In Nepal With View Of Himalayas

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ZahedulAlam
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is wonderful "House In Nepal With View Of Himalayas". Pls mail me the address of this place at zahid636@gmail.com

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#24

Saint Cado, France

Saint Cado, France

Philippe Albanel Report

#25

The House At The End Of The Fjord, Norway

The House At The End Of The Fjord, Norway

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#26

Magical Home, Poland

Magical Home, Poland

Marcin Kesek Report

#27

Stoneham, Quebec, Canada

Stoneham, Quebec, Canada

Eric Dubois Report

#28

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Hock Zoltan Report

#29

Šumiac - Červená Skala, Slovakia

Šumiac - Červená Skala, Slovakia

www.afdc.org.cn Report

#30

A Tiny House In The Meadow, Lithuania

A Tiny House In The Meadow, Lithuania

www.efoto.lt Report

#31

Hidden Place, Swabian Alps, Germany

Hidden Place, Swabian Alps, Germany

Alex Jennewein Report

AdrianCortezano
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the setting is a bit creepy. I might try to renovate the house before moving in .

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#32

Fog By The Lake, Norway

Fog By The Lake, Norway

Gry Thunes Report

#33

Liptovska Teplicka, Slovakia

Liptovska Teplicka, Slovakia

Stano Strateny Report

#34

Miniature House, Hungary

Miniature House, Hungary

Adam Dobrovits Report

#35

Maniitsoq, West Greenland

Maniitsoq, West Greenland

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JennyJones
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Man, that is gorgeous! Unfortunately, it's in Greenland. Brr.

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#36

Rock House, Tenno, Italy

Rock House, Tenno, Italy

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#37

Fagaras, Romania

Fagaras, Romania

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cokiepops
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Think you missed the point that it was little houses.

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#38

Forgotten House, Austria

Forgotten House, Austria

MultimediaEnver Report

dragonfly134
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks forgotten,would make a great movie set.

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#39

Philips, Alberta, Canada

Philips, Alberta, Canada

Brandon B. Report

#40

Red House In Tors Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador

Red House In Tors Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador

www.NewfoundlandLabrador.com Report

#42

House On The Lake, Iceland

House On The Lake, Iceland

Wim Denijs Report

#43

Cozy White Cottage In The Turkish Aegean Coastal Region

Cozy White Cottage In The Turkish Aegean Coastal Region

smallhousebliss.files.wordpress.com Report

MattiasNittérus
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This I would die to rent one week or two next season! :)

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#44

Cottage, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Cottage, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

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#45

Little House In Wester Ross, Scotland

Little House In Wester Ross, Scotland

Michael Leek Report

#46

Traditional "gamme" - Finnmark, Norway

Traditional "gamme" - Finnmark, Norway

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#47

Applecross Road, Scotland

Applecross Road, Scotland

Paul Byrne Report

#49

Little Red House, Iceland

Little Red House, Iceland

Sebastian-Alexander Stamatis Report

#50

Ireland

Ireland

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LOUISE HOLLAND
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd really like to live in this house. Looks peaceful

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#51

Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, Nepal

club.doctissimo.fr Report

#52

Korowai Tribe House In Tree, Papua New Guinea

Korowai Tribe House In Tree, Papua New Guinea

www.angryboar.com Report

#53

Montana, Usa

Montana, Usa

Ben Chase Report

Joshua Hardeman
Community Member
2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being alone is truly an accomplishment in this country.

#54

House In The Fields, France

House In The Fields, France

Denis Chaussende Report

#55

Black Rock Cottage In Glencoe

Black Rock Cottage In Glencoe

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

olitary houses are so common in Scotland, I lived in one for 12 years. Beautiful but so boring.

#56

The Gingerbread House In Hungary

The Gingerbread House In Hungary

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#57

Waiting, After All These Years... Pulia, Italy

Waiting, After All These Years... Pulia, Italy

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#58

Tiny House In The Woods, Lithuania

Tiny House In The Woods, Lithuania

gedvidosodyba.lt Report

Gary Bulthouse
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

glass is too shiny or shouldn't exist its like clean as a lab sterile, also its dubious that someone would take the time to overhang room

#60

Shelter Overlooking Nuup Kangerlua (godthåb Fjord) Near Nuuk, Greenland

Shelter Overlooking Nuup Kangerlua (godthåb Fjord) Near Nuuk, Greenland

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#61

Balea Lake Chalet Romania

Balea Lake Chalet Romania

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#62

Arnafiroi, Iceland

Arnafiroi, Iceland

Sigurour Fjalar Jonsson Report

Joshua Hardeman
Community Member
2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of the house from Skyfall.

#63

House Isolated With Grass, Iceland

House Isolated With Grass, Iceland