It doesn't matter what the weather is like outside — you probably have office weather in your cubicle. Wouldn't you rather be in one of these dream holiday homes right now? They have to be some of the most relaxing and beautiful buildings on Earth.
Or at least in the top 10. Dream on.
1. Universe House, Mexico
2. Casa 11 Mujeres, Chile
3. Playa Carate, Costa Rica
Created by Robles Arquitectos, the house is so isolated from civilisation that it has no access to public power cables, sanitation or water. For the latter, the house uses water from the forest, which also serves as a power source thanks to two low-impact 800kWh hydroelectric turbines. In addition to the generators, the roof can provide up to 10,800kWh of electricity thanks to its panels. Additional panels heat up the water.
4. Fish House, Singapore
Screw the 600sqm Central Park duplex, the $100 million house in South Kensington or the 17th-century apartment with views of Notre Dame. Fish House! Property porn doesn't go more luscious than this.
Made of wood, steel and glass, glass and more glass, the Fish House is an environmentally friendly waterfront home in Singapore.
5. Villa Amanzi, Thailand
Villa Amanzi — designed by Original Vision and built in 2008 — has got to be one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. What's not to love? Perched on a 60m high cliff overlooking the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, it just does not get better. Or does it? Let us know in the comments. I would love to be wrong.