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House in the Clouds

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As pictures go, this one is pretty unexciting. A little red house with a white chimney. Big deal. Well, if you check out the next picture, you'll see why it's so interesting…

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Still not clear?

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The House in the Clouds is a 70ft-high folly in the English village of Thorpeness, Suffolk, originally designed in 1923 as a water tower. From miles around it looks like a house floating above the trees. When it was built, the cottage at the top could store 50,000 gallons of water, and, rather precariously, living accommodation was built directly below it, in the tower's stand. Today, it's a rental property, available by the night or by the week throughout the year. RM

Center image: Slimboydim

 

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  • Karina Coghlin

    May 13, 2009

    Suffolk has lots of quirky and interesting places to stay, including half-timbered, crooked houses in Lavenham!

  • Sean

    June 4, 2008

    It would make an interesting restaurant.

  • thailand travel

    May 14, 2008

    I have never seen something like this building before…Amazing

  • Claudine

    May 13, 2008

    The hotel reminds me of a birdhouse for some reason.

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