This odd-looking building is set among the mountainous region of East Tyrol, Austria. The unusual house is called Ufogel and can be rented by couples or small families looking for a unique vacation experience.
The Ufogel contains all the modern appliances and rooms you would expect to have in a modern home. There’s a kitchen and dining area, with a chill out nook above (just check out that view). Up the stairs you’ll find the master bedroom, and a secondary sleeping space that’s partitioned off from the main bedroom. The bathroom is small, but functional with a shower, toilet and a large bathroom sink.
The kitchen is a simple set-up, with a sink, stainless steel worktop (and splash back) and a two-burner cook top. It’s not entirely clear from the pictures where the fridge is (or the kitchen cabinets for that matter). The bathroom, like the kitchen, features elements of stainless steel.
The entire structure is raised off the house on a metal frame. Ufolgel is heated solely by a chunky, industrial-looking, wood burning stove in the main living area that resembles (to me anyway) the furnace of a steam engine.
The entire house is clad with wood, both inside and out. The exterior features what appears to be wood shingles on the roof and walls. The interior contains a light wood that prevents the space from feel small, dark and dingy.
It’s odd shape and juxtaposition of features gives it an almost steampunk aesthetic. The Ufogel makes it into my favourites list of unusual and quirky tiny houses. It’s a great design that takes advantage of the surrounding views to enhance it’s own living spaces.
For more small houses and unusual spaces check out Stardust, a unique holiday home in the Highlands of Scotland. Or this modern extension to an existing A-frame cabin. See all small houses.