UFO-inspired holiday house opens in Austria

WEEKENDEDITION Just because a house is small doesn’t mean it can’t have big architectural ambitions. For example, take this 485-square-foot holiday home in Nussdorf, Austria.

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The house, dubbed UFOGEL, is a UFO-inspired holiday getaway made entirely from Larch wood – a rot-resistant timber typically used for yachts – which seamlessly blends into the environment at the base of the snow-capped Tyrolean Mountains. UFOGEL gets its name from its resemblance to a UFO and the German word for bird: vogel, according to Inhabitat.

The building’s ground floor features a wood-burning stove, a kitchen with a stainless steel worktop and a comfortable dining area, capable of seating up to eight people. And despite its small size, the upper level bedrooms can accommodate up to four people and include a full-size bathroom with a shower. [Inhabitat]Christopher Cameron