Slow Down Your Life In This Fairytale Cottage

The simplistic Cob Cottage, located on Mayne Island in British Columbia, welcomes you with open arms and then provides you with a cozy retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s built with local, sustainable, all-natural materials, and is surrounded by a spectacularly green acreage. Guarded by gardens and orchards, the cottage—though petite in size—is a pixie minimalist’s dream.

With just one bed and bath, and a kitchen pre-stocked with fresh eggs, milk, butter, and specialty banana bread, this quaint retreat is ideal for a romantic getaway or a much-needed solo vacation. The ground floor is spacious and open with warm, antique furniture, while the upstairs (the bedroom) offers giant windows overlooking the surrounding area and a balcony so you can step outside first thing in the morning. Walking trails abound beyond the green expanse—some of which lead to a crisp blue body of water. And while there isn’t a television, there is wifi—for those who aren’t quite ready to fall off the grid just yet.