Valea Zanelor – Get in Touch to the Uniqueness of True Fairytale Home



Clay Castle of the Fairies Valley or known as Valea Zanoler could be another alternative destination. It is a right place to get closer to the nature where there is no modern technology and city’s hullabaloo. In some village about 24 miles or 40 kilometer from Romanian city, the fairytale home is located on Carpathian Mountains. It is not far from Transfagarasan highway. What kind of beauty is it?
nearby river
nearby river

This fairytale home can be considered as remarkable. No more a fantasy as in Disney fairytale since the hotel for guest does exist. Its construction started in 2014 and finished in 2016. As common house, each home has its own door to keep the privacy of each tourist. The unique house designs are accompanied also with its beautiful nature surround like river nearby.
mountains in the distance
mountains in the distance

What makes the fairytale home special is on the organic material. The structure is made of a mixture of clay, wood, sand, stone, and hay. The building techniques are also gone with modern one. As people can see, the house is relatively small with pointy roofs and cute front doors. Working with natural architect named Ileana Marvrodin, they design 10 rooms for the project. All are built by straw, clay, and sand.
rustic architecture
rustic architecture
lookout tower
lookout tower
With dominance of rustic architecture, on the exterior, the fairytale home is made of lime and sand. On the tower, it is built from river stone to be combined with lime and sand. Everything in Valley of the Fairies is made of 100% natural materials. For window and door, they are designed differently. For more information, it is built by workers and craftsmen of Maramures. As the result, a perfect picture is captured in Transylvania where it is well known place of old churches beauty.
back facade
back facade

Striking feature that makes it one of a kind is on its high pitched roofs. Typical of sandcastle, people will get the excitement of seeing house that they may only see in the books before. It is very nostalgic when people plan to escape busy schedule and relax their mind by pampering eyes.
front doors
front doors

pitched roofs
pitched roofs
When the fairytale home is compared to common house, it can be noticed that it does not have any clean lines and angles. It is just built in irregular shape from bottom to the top or its pitched roofs. It looks smooth and cute actually. Front doors are designed a bit smaller than usual and it is made of wood.
 
large windows
large windows
By a careful look to the fairytale home design, it is similar to Hobbit houses. Small doors are contradictory to the large window next to it with additional window above the door and main windows.

spiral staircase]
spiral staircase

stone walls
stone walls
Go inside the towers of fairytale home, there is a spiral staircase made of wood. It is a good spot where people can see beautiful view of Fagaras Mountain. It emphasizes the roughness texture by considering stone for walls. It is different from the house that is full of delicate texture and structure.
interior walls
interior walls
 All the roughness continues to the interior walls too. There is no paint or varnish seen both in walls and furniture. Inside the fairytale home, it does not have air conditioner and heating. It is only allowed fireplaces and fire pits to be mainly provided in order to get in touch to nature. It becomes the signature of the house character.
outdoor picnic
outdoor picnic

There is an outdoor space in the fairytale home. Opened for every hotel guest, there will be restaurant too providing organic local food in atmosphere of warm and inviting. Overall, different experience can be get and it can be one of a kind alternative for vacation for entire family.
[view from tower
view from tower

Description: Fairytale home can be found in Valea Zaloner. Seen as the one coming from fairytale books, it is a good place to see different design, atmosphere, and view.

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