Stunning buildings that blend into their natural surroundings: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse and Mirage Gstaad in Switzerland, and The House of the Big Arch in South Africa. Photos: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse, Frankie Pappas, @surrrsurrr/Instagram
Stunning buildings that blend into their natural surroundings: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse and Mirage Gstaad in Switzerland, and The House of the Big Arch in South Africa. Photos: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse, Frankie Pappas, @surrrsurrr/Instagram

11 luxury hotels and homes that blend with nature, from The Lord of the Rings-inspired hobbit holiday houses in Turkey to the Swiss Alps’ mirrored Mirage Gstaad

  • The sustainable House of the Big Arch in a South African nature reserve is powered by solar panels, collects rainwater and features a pool and wine cellar
  • The architect of Edgeland House in Austin, Texas, commissioned by a science fiction writer, worked with a nature centre to preserve the local ecosystem

Stunning buildings that blend into their natural surroundings: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse and Mirage Gstaad in Switzerland, and The House of the Big Arch in South Africa. Photos: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse, Frankie Pappas, @surrrsurrr/Instagram
Stunning buildings that blend into their natural surroundings: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse and Mirage Gstaad in Switzerland, and The House of the Big Arch in South Africa. Photos: Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse, Frankie Pappas, @surrrsurrr/Instagram
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