A HOUSE IN THE CLOUDS
House in the Clouds. “The fairies really own this house, or so the children say. In fact, they all of them moved in upon the self-same day.” I found something quite interesting called The House In The Clouds that is located in the township of Thorpness in Suffolk, England.
It was originally a water tower and the towns’ residents did not like how it spoiled their landscaping, so a house was built around the water tank in 1923 to make it look less ugly.
The tank served the community until 1977 and then in 1979 the tank was removed from within the inside and is now a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house that is available to rent for a minimum 2-night stay. Talk about a tree house, this House in the Clouds is the mama of all tree houses.
House in the Clouds has:
5 floors listed under accommodations. No elevator, but 67 stairs with 4 landings and 3 half-landings with resting seats, and a spiral staircase on the 5th floor to the upper gallery.
Thorpeness village is a holiday town originally built for people to experience life as it was when England was Merrie England, per their online travel brochure. The house was designed for Mrs. Malcolm Mason, a writer of children’s books, who christened it “The House in the Clouds” and she is the author of the poem above.
Visit their gallery for more details on the history and to see the photos of each room inside of this most unusual house.