City life can certainly be a grind. If you're feel exhausted by the air pollution, or overwhelmed by the constant noise and fast pace of life, then you're going to want to check out today's article. Escaping into the countryside may seem like a fantasy, but it's a lifestyle change that is becoming more and more popular as cities expand and housing markets buckle under the pressure of demand. In the countryside, homes exist in perfect balance with nature, and can be spacious or quaint depending on the life you want to lead.
Today we're going to look at 6 absolutely magical homes deep in the middle of nature, and even if you're a little way off your dream of escaping of to the countryside, just the sight of these homes is going to recharge your spirit and relax your mind. These homes have beautiful vistas of forests and rivers, and range from classic bungalows to super contemporary designs, but they all share one thing in common; a harmonious relationship with their surroundings.
This home fits in so well with its surroundings due to the natural timber and neutral colours they have used for the decor. It is a humble home, perfect as a holiday escape, or for serious outdoorsy types.
The structure is firmly rooted in the tradition of the cabin, yet features a number of modern touches like the wooden slats protecting the veranda that give it a contemporary feel.
Featuring a huge patio to enjoy that summer sunshine, this home looks absolutely gorgeous nestled in the hills. When building in nature it's always a good idea to use organic materials so that your home fits in with the countryside, and we think you'll agree these stones look magnificent, especially with the dashes of beige and red.
While building with stone may feel like a massive undertaking, you needn't worry because that's what our homify professionals are here for! The tough rustic exterior looks like it could stand up to even the most extreme elements, and has us dreaming of snug nights cuddled up by the fireplace.
This adorable bungalow looks absolutely precious hidden away in the autumn woods. Inspired by cosy suburban bungalows, but featuring an almost entirely glass facade to make the most of the amazing views, this home is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The home is elevated due to the sloping plot of land, creating a cute little balcony that's looks just perfect for relaxing with a book and breathing in that invigorating country air.
We've never seen a structure quite like this, but it looks so amazing it has us asking why not! There is a larger more traditional home in the back, but what we really love is the guest house, which has a quarter circle shape that sees the roof curve from the rear wall to the ground, with terracotta tiles all the way.
Featuring a long room with a fireplace for the winter months, your guests will feel absolutely honoured to spend a night in this fabulous home. The terracotta looks just great in its green surroundings showing that you don't necessarily need to camouflage your home so much as coordinate it with the natural colour palette of the area.
There's nothing more romantic that a traditional timber home with a view over the river. Perfect for fishing enthusiasts, keen swimmers, or really anyone who admires the splendour of nature, this home is spacious but unassuming.
The home features a large garden leading to the river so that you can spend your time lazing about in the sun, and that deep red timber looks vibrant and rich.
Most houses in the countryside tend towards more traditional designs inspired by log cabins and ranger stations, but this home shows that going for an innovative contemporary look can be just as effective. We love the timber balconies, and the post-modern structure of this home combined with the white decor gives it a summer holiday feel that you are sure to appreciate after a long commute. The home features multiple levels and a large patio that's protected from the wind so that you can enjoy the fresh air even if the weather gets a little bit wild.
Convinced to move to the countryside yet? We certainly are! But if you're attached to the city life maybe a move to the suburbs would be more appropriate, in which case you're definitely going to want to see this magnificent home!