Doesn’t this look like it came straight out of a fairytale? Nestled in the aptly name Valley of the Fairies, a spectacular region of the high Southern Carpathians, this newly built castle is the creation of Romania singers Razran and Gagbriela Vasile.
The unique hotel, which will open later this year, has taken over two years to turn into a reality. After moving from their home in Bucharest, the couple worked with architect Ileana Mavrodin to build their new home. Although it’s called a castle, it has looks more like a Hobbit home from The Lord of the Rings.
The 10-bedrooms, which all have cosy wood burners, are housed within a building made entirely from clay, straw, wooden pillars and sand. One of the owners’ objectives was to create the building using eco-friendly materials. Once opened later in the year, the hotel will also feature an organic restaurant.
Be sure to follow the castle’s Facebook page for updates on the grand opening.