Take a peek: this enchanting house in the middle of the forest is bigger than it seems

enchanting house

It looks like you’ve ended up in a fairy tale

There are several forests under the smoke of Olympia in the US state of Washington. Jacob Witzling Hamby’s house stands in one of those woods. But it is not a regular house. The artist designed the house to make his childhood dream come true. Although the fairytale-like house seems very small, the interior is more spacious than it appears.


“It’s hard to really call my house a house,” Jacob tells presenter Bryce Langston in an episode of Living Big in a Tiny House. “It is actually a kind of sculpture in which you live. In any case, I go for that if I make something,” says the artist. “I wanted to create a space where people could live. I had a vision for how I wanted it to be.”

Fairy tale

“As a child I had a book about small houses and sculptures. I always thought that fairies, hobbits and goblins lived there and I wanted to create that in my adult life,” says Jacob about the house he built. He wanted his cabin in the forest to tell a story, and he wanted it to look picturesque. “I want people to find it breathtaking. I want people to think: Wow, this is so cool! You are actually living in a work of art.”

Are you curious about what the house looks like on the inside? Then go to the next page.

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