LOOK: This Whimsical Texas Airbnb Belongs in a Storybook
If you grew up on fairytales of yore or fantasy novels aplenty, Austin, Texas is likely the last place you'd expect to see otherworldly architecture. Fortunately for you fantasy nerds and storybook scholars, you can stay overnight in the brainchild of two VERY creative University of Texas architecture students at this Airbnb.
LOOK: Whimsical Texas Airbnb Belongs in a Storybook
Like all things weird and hippy-esque, The Bloomhouse began in the 1970s as a project for two friends studying architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Their goal was to design a house that allowed man to commune with nature, while also providing visitors with visual beauty and protection from the elements.
The Bloomhouse grew in local legend, and for a long time, there was no physical address.
Many years later, The Bloomhouse has opened as an Airbnb available for short- and long-term stays outside Austin proper. This outlandish one-bedroom, one-bathroom house can accommodate up to four guests and comes complete with a full kitchen, WiFi, TV, a washer and dryer, heating and air conditioning, and a spacious patio that overlooks the Texas Hill Country.
For all its sloping walls and twisted turrets on the outside, there are a few details to bear in mind when booking The Bloomhouse. Pathways leading to the house and patio from the road are uneven and not wheelchair accessible. The house is also comprised of multiple floors connected only by narrow staircases. Because of the materials and decorative elements present at The Bllomhouse, this stay is not recommended for children under five years old.