Owls are funny creatures. They can look absolutely magnificent as well as terrifying. Their expressive eyes and shifting feathers can produce some priceless “facial” expressions that instantly become reaction gifs.
For all their reputation as symbols of wisdom, owls are actually quite, well, not smart. But we love owls and their image no matter what.
These charming owl cabins might look like an inaccessible tourist attraction or an expensive lodge to stay in. But it is as far from the truth as the owl is from becoming a college professor, although that would be awesome.
You can actually stay in these cabins for free. They are part of an initiative to encourage city slickers to get closer to nature through hiking and exploring the beauty the lands have to offer.
This cluster of three adorable plywood owls is courtesy of Zébra3, a contemporary art design studio. The cabins have been dubbed “Les Guetteurs” translating to “The Watchers”.
You might also be interested to know that the look of the owl cabins has been inspired by a short-eared owl you can find on almost any continent.
As for the accommodation these owl cabins offer, you will not be disappointed. They have three round double beds that are ought to remind you of nests. You can spend a relaxing evening on a terrace overlooking the water and forest.
These owl cabins are not a one-time occurrence as they are part of a bigger project called “Refuges périurbains” that translates to “peri-urban shelters”.
You can find various cabins shaped like shells or clouds scattered all around Bordeaux inspiring people to explore the stunning nature.
So if you’ve ever needed an excuse to visit France, here it is. Just remember to visit the Bordeaux region of France and book yourself a stay in this cabin.