As much as we love city life, sometimes you just dream of getting away from it all.
And in our dreams, this is where we’d live.
From colourful townhouses perched on the edge of cliffs over the Mediterranean, to tiny rural villages nestled in the shadow of mount Fuji.
They may look like they’re straight out of a Tolkien novel, but these places are real and you can go there.
Popeye Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Photo by: Mosin
The ramshackle village spills down the mountainside in western Iran.
Hidden mountain village in Southern China. Photo by: Christian Ortiz
Mist over countryside in Southwest England. Photo by: Bob Small
Riomaggiore is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. Photo by: James Brandon
Gásadalur village, Faroe Islands. There were only sixteen people living in village and several of the houses stand empty today. Photo by: Gareth Codd
Small village bellow mount Fuji, Japan. Photo by: Trey Ratcliff
Igloo village, Germany. Photo by: Michaela Rehle
Hobbiton village – “Lord of the Rings” movie location in New Zealand. Photo by: Weta Workshop