Bruce Winckler saw a lovely whimsical treehouse crafted by Daniel Huscroft and Timothy Lindberg, and thought that kind of dwelling would fit perfectly on Vancouver Island where he lived. He asked the builders if they’d create a cottage in the same vein, and they agreed.
And so this Hansel and Gretel cottage came off the pages of a storybook and into real life! It’s about 450 square feet, not including the loft bedroom, and while the exterior has fairy tale charm, the interior has a clean and contemporary feel with all the creature comforts.
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Bruce’s Storybook Cottage with Contemporary Interior
Check out this two-story fairytale cob cottage nestled in the woods of Mayne Island in British Columbia. For a cob home, this one looks amazing to live in full time. I personally, love the textured stone flooring.
Downstairs is the living area with glass sliding doors that open to the beautiful stone courtyard to expand the living area outdoors. An indoor fireplace keeps the home warm during the weather. The kitchen has lots of counter space and a built-in dining table. The cozy bathroom has a built-in wood shelf for towels and other wood details. Up the Douglas-fir stairs is the bedroom with an outdoor balcony and skylights to provide tons of natural sunlight. Could you live in a cob cottage like this one full time? Please enjoy and share below.
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Two-Story Fairytale Cob Cottage