Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World
These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.
- Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
- Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
- Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
- Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
- Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
- Willa Kominiarski Wierch - Zakopane, Poland
- Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
- Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
- Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
- The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States
I want all of them.
I would die to live in any of these houses!
Let me explain what this is:
The first two pictures are of all the mail I’ve received in the past six months containing self harm tools.
The next two pictures are from half way through removing the tools from each envelope/package and attaching them to 4x6 index cards with the name of the sender written on them.
The last two pictures are what I was left with when I had finished. 57 cards, from 57 people, containing:
- 213 blades
- 9 safety pins
- 4 matches
- 2 shards of a broken mirror
- 2 pins
- 2 lighters
- a pocket knife
- a scissors
- a screw
- a broken pen
- a rubber band
- and a nail file
That’s a total of 238 objects that will never hurt anyone ever again. If that’s not something to celebrate and be proud of, I don’t know what is.
(want to send in your tools? click here!)
I need to reblog this again. I’m going through some stuff right now and I sometimes unconsciously reach towards the drawer I hid my blades in, but thankfully they aren’t here. They’re safe with Elijah. I’m safe, thanks to him. I’ve been going back to this post a lot since he posted it. I noticed after looking at these pictures a few times I can actually see my envelope with my alias and the stamp I bummed off my boyfriend in one of them. I’m safe, and I will continue to be safe. I came this far. My tools are states away. I’m growing. I’m stronger. Right now things may seem hopeless, but I’ve felt hopeless before and look at how far I’ve come!
I feel like I’m rambling. I just really cannot thank Elijah enough for helping me get rid of my tools. For helping me see I can overcome selfharm, hopefully for good this time around. I cannot thank my friends or boyfriend or most of my family enough for supporting me.
I’m so proud of you :’) Thank you!
This is amazing. I used to indulge in self harm. I would do it very compulsively and it worried everyone I met. I could never find myself to be able to throw my tools away, it had become a ritualistic ceremony in a way. I was sent to rehab by probation for smoking weed (yes, thats right, weed) in 2011 and my probation officer and mother went through my room and destroyed everything. I’m very proud to say I haven’t intentionally harmed myself since than and I only wish I knew of something like this. Thank you Elijah for this wonderful thing you are doing. God bless you all.
Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without Tim Burton
(From top to bottom: Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie)
i think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy
because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless
and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that