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— AD: Stadt am Fluss

“Das berühmteste Hausboot hat Mark Twain erfunden, er schickte Huckleberry Finn damit auf den Mississippi – ganz real kann man nun auf der Spree herumtuckern. Genauer: auf dem Rummelsburger See, einer Spree-Bucht mitten in Berlin. Besitzer des schwimmenden Hauses ist Chris Laugsch, er schwärmt: „Der Blick ist umwerfend. Es gibt keinen vergleichbar einzigartigen Platz in ganz Berlin.“ Rund 60 Quadratmeter ist das Boot groß, selbst im Winter lässt es sich dank Ofen im großzügigen Wohnbereich mit Doppelbett und Couch gut aushalten. Zu mieten ist das Hausboot deshalb das ganze Jahr über. Die Inneneinrichtung ist schlicht, bodentiefe Fenster lassen weit blicken: Hier ist die Umgebung, die Stadt der Star. Sollte die Verpflegung knapp werden, liegen die Stadtteile Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Lichtenberg oder Treptow nur einen Steinwurf entfernt. Sage noch einer in Berlin würden nur noch stereotyp aussehende Hotels errichtet.” — September 2013


— Glamour Mexico: Hoteles Top

“Elsewhere (Goa, India): Su decoración comulga a la perfección con sus alrededores y es el lugar perfecto para la aventura en India. Su playa infinita lo hace un lugar idílico y especial para el relax total de unas merecidas vacaciones. De bajo perfil y sin lujos exagerados, está manejado por la misma familia desde finales del siglo XIX y muy poco ha cambiado aquí. Encantador, único e irrepetible, la casa principal es una de la pocas que han permanecido en pie en la playa de Goa y refleja un mundo de otro tiempo. Es un lugar insuperable para des- conectarte, olvidarte de todo y pasar unas vacaciones totalmente relajadas.” — September 2013


— Condé Nast Traveler Spain: Habitación con vistas: Juvet Landscape Hotel

“El bosque del oeste de Noruega irrumpe a través de los gigantescos ventanales de tu cabaña. Álamos, abedules, pinos y, al fondo, entre las ramas, los afilados picos de las montañas. La nieve derretida de sus cumbres nutre el curso del río Vall- døla, que discurre bajo tu cama. Si piensas que es un sueño, pellízcate, pero estás en el hotel Juvet Landscape, muy cerca del espectacular fiordo de Geiranger y de la famosa Trollstigen Mountain Road, la ‘escalera de los troles’, una de las carreteras más escarpadas y bellas del mundo. Aquí, en una vieja granja de trescientas hectáreas, los arquitectos del estudio Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor se las ingeniaron para construir siete cabañas de madera y cristal, elevadas sobre palafitos de metal, sin intervenir ni un ápice en el entorno. El interior “es como estar dentro de una cámara de fotos en la que las ventanas son las lentes”, explica su propietario, Knut Slinning. La decoración es la mínima: una cama con mullidos edredones, una mesita y un par de sillas. Ni cua- dros, ni cortinas. Lo importante está ahí fuera, y cuando sale el sol es hora de levantarse. ¿Rafting? ¿Trekking hasta los glaciales? ¿Esquí en el mes de junio? Si necesitas volver a pe- llizcarte, hazlo, pero no estás soñando.


— BBC Travel: Skip the hotel, stay in a horse

“A family-size tree house in French wine country; an igloo in the Swiss Alps; a hotel located 21ft under the sea in Florida – chances are you won’t find these holiday accommodations on your favourite online booking site. Instead, a few out-of-the-ordinary lodging websites – Canopy and Stars, Unusual Hotels of the World and Welcome Beyond – have cornered the market in alternative, independently owned accommodations that are sure to make any vacation more memorable, such as a desert cave hotel in Australia, a modernist-style houseboat in Berlin or a former radar tower converted into a bird-watching station in Panama.

Welcome Beyond: Castles, design hotels and villa rentals make up most of the listings on this Berlin-based website, which includes about 137 properties in more than 37 countries. Users can use a map or a drop-down menu to search by categories, such as “unusual destinations” and “food and drink”, with about 25 truly off-the-radar finds, including igloos in Switzerland and Germany and a hotel in an ancient cave in the Italian village of Matera. — July 2013


— Wallpaper editor’s picks: Modern Houseboat, Berlin, Germany

“Upping the boho ante in east Berlin, Modern Houseboat launched this summer on Lake Rummelsburg, 15 minutes from the city centre. (...) It manages to pack in an open kitchen, custom-made furniture, fireplace and natty Condesa chair into just 60 square metres. Watch the ducks paddle by or charter Stadbote’s retro speedboat ‘El Tigre’ to zip to the Reichstag, the double-decker Oberbaumbrücke bridge by Otto Stahn or the numerous beach bars on the river Spree. The conceptual art gallery Sammlung Haubrok and hip restaurant Pauly Saal are within peddling distance if you take one of the Bella Ciao bikes available. Sleeps two adults and two children.” — July 2013


— The Independent: The Big Six: Berlin boltholes

“Chris Laugsch set up the Berlin-based hotel collection, Welcome Beyond, in 2009. Having spent four years sizing up the best places to stay around the world, he has now unveiled his own, rather less conventional property. Set on a section of the River Spree, the Modern Houseboat is testament to Laugsch’s keen eye for design with custom-made furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor deck and two Bella Ciao bikes for riding into town.” — July 2013


— Design Milk: A Modern Houseboat in Berlin

“Situated on Lake Rummelsburg, a small bay in the river Spree, in the city of Berlin, this houseboat gives you relaxing views of the water, as well as the city, but keeps you in close proximity to the city’s center. Part of the Welcome Beyond family of vacation rentals around the world, the Modern Houseboat offers two adults and two children a cozy place to stay on the lake while not leaving you in complete seclusion.

The entire front of the structure is covered with windows that open up to the bay and even give you views of the famous TV tower. By opening up in this direction, it helps you leave the bustling city behind while you stare out to the open water. The minimal interior helps to not distract you from the all-important view. Most of the simple furniture was custom-made for the property and these low to the ground sofas look perfect for napping while watching the ducks swim by. The fireplace helps warm the boat in the winter. Don’t worry, the boat is also equipped with air conditioning for the hot summer months. Overall, the boat is about 60 square meters (or 645 square feet) of space featuring an open kitchen, a large living room with a retractable double bed and sofa, a shower room, a toilet, and a main bedroom complete with a double bed overlooking the water.” — July 2013


— goop: Stay... on a Modern House Boat

“Berlin is known for having one of the most vibrant international art scenes and it’s also known to be one of the most difficult to tap into. Many galleries and art spaces are tucked into alleyways and buildings that aren’t immediately obvious to the casual passerby. We consulted some of our in the know friends there, like Ambra Medda of L’ArcoBaleno, and went searching for the best places to find art and design on a weekend trip. Here’s what we discovered:

The guys at Welcome Beyond, a go-to for unique places to stay around the world, (check out their “Custom Property Search” service for even more tailored options) invited us to stay as their guests in a newly-built and spacious houseboat located on a harbor on a Spree river bay. With beautiful views, and outfitted top to bottom in contemporary design, it’s a world away from Berlin’s busy streets. Get around the bicycle friendly city on Bella Ciao bikes, which come with the boat and make it easy to get from one art space to the next. — June 2013


— Flair: Ferienvillen mit Charme

“Beim Wohnen keine Kompromisse, bitte! Erst recht nicht im Urlaub. Wir haben deshalb die schönsten Ferienvillen mit Charme für Sie gesucht, alle toll gelegen und stylish eingerichtet.

Sonnenuntergang zum Sattsehen: Wenn das Kreuzfahrtschiff dreimal tutet und am Horizont die Caldera verschwindet, wird ’s Zeit für den Sundowner. Der perfekte Ort: die Terrasse der »Oia Villa I«, eines Kykladenhau- ses, das wie ein Schwalbennest am Felsen sitzt. Minimalistisch eingerichtet mit Platz für zwei.

Herrenhaus mit ganz viel Stil: Im Flecken Groß Toitin, mitten im Naturschutzgebiet Peenetal, residieren bis zu 16 Gäste im elegant eingerichteten Guts- und Kutscherhaus mit eigenem 1,2 Hektar gro- ßen Park wie in der guten alten Zeit: das Gefühl von hochherrschaftlichen Ferien mit dem Service eines Tophotels. Übrigens auch ideal für Hochzeits- und Familienfeiern.” — May 2013


— Wohnrevue: Biken im Süden Norwegens

“Für Naturliebhaber und enthusiastische Mountainbiker dürfte dieses kleine Jurten-Camp «Canvas Hotel» in der Provinz Telemark der perfekte Startpunkt für Ausflüge durch die felsige Landschaft sein. Nach einem kräftigen Frühstück mit Eiern, Speck und Pancakes kann es losgehen zu einer der vielen Touren (verschiedene Schwierigkeitsgrade), die man von dieser ungewöhnlichen Unterkunft aus starten kann. Kommt man erschöpft zurück, lässt es sich unter freiem Himmel und inmitten der wunderschönen Kulisse in einer freistehenden Vintage-Badewannen entspannen. Oder man geht in einer der Jurten saunieren. Insgesamt stehen neun dieser speziellen Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten zur Verfügung – jeweils mit zwei, beziehungsweise vier Betten. Fliessend Wasser gibt es in den Hütten natürlich nicht, aber auf Wunsch bekommt man zumindest heisses Wasser gebracht. Gegessen wird übrigens gemeinsam in einem Zelt. Ab Mai ist wieder Saisonstart.” — April 2013


— Vogue: Ferienhaus zu mieten - Sizilien

“Die stilvollste Arte, den Ätna zu bewundern, bietet sich den Gästen der Villa Monaci delle Terre Nere. Das Boutiquehotel liegt in Zafferana am Fuss des Vulkans. Vom Pool oder der Bar aus zeigt er sich von seiner schönsten Seite. Das 600-Quadratmeter-Haus bietet bis zu 20 Personen Platz. Für Geburtstage, Hochzeiten oder andere Gelegenheiten kann es komplett gemietet werden. Die Zimmer sind alle zwischen 22 und 45 Quadratmeter gross. Je nach Wunsch kann auf Selbstversorgerbasis, mit Full Service, oder mit Dinner gebucht werden. In dem Fall serviert eine Köchin Menüs, die mit regionalen Produkten und solchen aus dem eigenen Biogarten zubereitet sind.” — March 2013


— Gala Wedding: Ländliches Flair in Meeresnähe

“Abgeschiedenheit und Ruhe finden Honeymooner in dem charmanten Boutique- hotel Casa Rural in dem katalonischen Dorf Sant Jordi Desvalls nördlich von Barcelona. Mit viel Liebe haben zwei Franzosen das einstige Pfarrhaus vor fünf Jahren in ein Fünf-Zimmer-Hotel mit kleinem Garten verwandelt, in dem sie ihren Gästen jeden Abend mediterrane Gerichte mit frischen Zutaten vom Markt servieren. Die Einrichtung ist farbenfroh und von typisch marokkanischen Dessins inspiriert. Die schönsten Strände der Costa Brava liegen nur 20 Kilometer entfernt. DZ ab 110 Euro, buchbar bei welcomebeyond.com” — February 2013


— Vogue: Vogue Favorieten

“Cocktails drinken in een geheime speakeasy (in New York, Londen of Gent), culinaire wonderen uit het vuistje eten bij eentruck, en slapen in een eenpersoons-design-hotel. Deze lente doen we alles anders.

Riante riads: Net als in Venetië zijn de mooiste stadspaleizen ook in Marrakech inmiddels bijna allemaal boetiekhotels. Eerst dus even een fijne riad uitzoeken. Romantisch: dikke berbers, kleurige mozaïeken, terrassen vol olielampen en een betoverende subtropische binnentuin. Riad Enija bestaat uit vier compleet gerestaureerde paleizen in het hart van de oude medina, voor- heen in bezit van een rijke zijdehandelaar. Via welcomebeyond.com.” — February 2013


— De Tijd: Creatief met Chalet

“Waar: Bever, Zwitserland. Concept: Een nieuwe tendens bij sneeuwvakanties is logeren in dorpjes waar de tijd lijkt stil te staan. Geen drukke skistations, maar rustige bergdorpen met karakter. Een voorbeeld is Chesa Wazzau, een typisch huis uit de 17de eeuw in Bever, een dorp in de Zwitserse Engadin-regio. Gewelfde plafonds, raampjes die verborgen zitten in metersdikke muren, antiek meubilair. Wanneer je aankomt, staat er notentaart klaar, een delicatesse uit Engadin. Actief: Op 10 kilometer ligt Engadin St. Moritz: daar heb je 350 kilometer pistes en 190 kilometer parcoursen voor crosscountryski. Kom ik terug? Hier kom je echt tot rust, maar je moet je wel een eind verplaatsen naar de pistes. Prijs? Vanaf 2.258 euro voor een week met vier tot twaalf personen. (http://www.welcomebeyond.com)” — February 2013


— Architectural Digest: Unser Kompass für Ihren Urlaub

“Jedes Jahr eröffnen weltweit Hunderte Hotels — diese Adressen weisen den Weg zu den strahlendsten Sternen der Gastfreundschaft

Welcome Beyond: Seit 2009 vermitteln die Berliner Brüder Oliver und Chris Laugsch Übernachtungen in charaktervollen, privat geführten Unterkünften von der sizilianischen Höhle bis zum gestylten Apartment eines Londoner Interiordesigners.” — February 2013


— The Guardian: 20 of the best bargain beach holidays for 2013

“Beat the winter blues by planning your perfect beach holiday. Here are 20 fantastic trip ideas for starters, many of them new and offering great value for money

Forodhani House, Lamu, Kenya: This large holiday home is so close to the Indian Ocean that when you look out from its terraces you could almost be on the deck of a ship. It sleeps 11 and comes with a team of staff. Its name means lookout post in Swahili and you can see why, with its sprawling panorama and 7½-mile white sand beach. Gather a group of friends and hang out here, swimming in the pool, watching dolphins and dhows or wandering the alleys of Lamu town.

If you’re craving a tropical beach but can’t venture beyond Europe, these thatched beach cabins are a good compromise. An hour’s drive south of Lisbon, and an easy bike ride from pristine Comporta beach (four bikes are included in the rental rates), this development mixes hi-spec modernist architecture (design by Manuel Aires Mateus, state-of-the-art sound system, high-speed internet and sleek dipping pool) and rustic luxury (the dining and living rooms are open-sided and sand-floored). Dine on fresh seafood from the fishing hamlet of Carrasqueira, explore the 1,200-acre private nature reserve and pine forest, or sit and watch flamingos as the sun sets over nearby salt pans. The owners also offer horseback treks on Comporta beach and the Sado estuary nature reserve.” — January 2013


— Merian: Zehn schöne Ski-Hotels in den Alpen

“Der Winter ist eröffnet und in den verschneiten Bergländern wächst die Schneedecke weiter an. Ob Skifahren oder Schneeschuhwandern, Wintersportler freuen sich über die weiße Pracht. MERIAN.de stellt zehn schöne Ski-Hotels in den Alpen vor.

Montagne Alternative: Hier kommt der Gast in 100 Jahre alten Scheunen unter, die in einem kleinen, an den Berg geschmiegten Weiler liegen. Sie wurden nach Walliser Tradition renoviert. Jedes einzelne Haus trägt den Namen des letzten Bewohners. Alle Zimmer bieten einen traumhaften Blick auf das Bergpanorama. Sie haben teilweise über Terrassen oder Balkone. Gemütlichkeit und Wohlbefinden verspürt man in den Zimmern von Montagne Alternative. Alle Häuser haben eine eigene Küche.

Chesa Wazzau: Die Unterkunft liegt im alten Dorfkern von Bever, nur wenige Autominuten von St. Moritz entfernt. Es ist ein originales Engadinerhaus aus dem 17. Jahrhundert, umgeben von einem schönen Garten. Bei der Restaurierung wurde die Originalität bewahrt - die Gewölbedecken und die tief in die Mauern eingelassenen Fenster. Mit seinen 275 Quadratmetern ist das dreigeschossige Haus sehr geräumig. Hier sieht man die Gewölbeküche.” — December 2012


— Financial Times: travelista

“On a different scale, but informed with no less passion, is Monaci delle Terre Nere, a six-room, owner-run boutique hotel on the slopes of Mount Etna, Sicily. Here, contemporary interiors are mixed with accents of Brazilian art within an 18th-century building that’s still part of a 40-acre organic farm. It’s a tip-off that came via Chris Laugsch of Welcome Beyond, which focuses on a carefully curated combination of design-led hotels and villa rentals.” — October 2012


— Los Angeles Times: Web Buzz: WelcomeBeyond.com showcases unusual accommodations

“WelcomeBeyond.com highlights off-the-radar lodging. Its options in the U.S. are few, but there’s plenty overseas. Say no to brand-name hotel chains and resorts. Say yes to handpicked vacation accommodations with a sense of adventure.

Name: WelcomeBeyond.com

What it does: Showcases unusual or one-of-a-kind lodgings around the world. To book a stay, you make your first inquiry through the website, then make reservations directly with the property owner or manager.

What’s hot: You can find off-the-radar lodgings, such as a yurt in England, a breathtaking beach house in Kenya or an igloo in the Swiss Alps. You can search by using Map View or by selecting from a list of thematic interests, such as skiing and snowboarding or kids and family.

What’s not: There are only two lodgings in the U.S., so your vacation will be farther afield. There are properties in Europe as well as in South America, Asia, Australia and Africa.” — October 2012


— Vogue: Vogue Favorieten

“Monaci delle Terre Nere, Sicilië: Zo luxueus kan een agriturismo dus zijn! Dit adellijke landgoed aan de voet van de Etna heeft zes gastenkamers. Gastheer Guido Alessandro is zes jaar bezig geweest om de boel op te knappen. Eind juni van dit jaar was het eindelijk zover en kon hij de eerste gasten verwelkomen. Op de kamers vind je oude fresco’s naast schilderijen van de Braziliaan Olivier Mourao, antiek naast design van merken als Flos en B&B Italia. Het strand van Taormina is niet ver weg, maar gewoon luieren onder de mandarijnenbomen werkt ook.” — September 2012


— The Independent: B&B and beyond: Doors open on to an Italian dream

“There are an awful lot of medieval barns in Tuscany, but there aren’t many like this. Il Fienile Boccagnano was bought as a dream home by a British-based couple who work in fashion, and it shows. Everything about it is gorgeous: the setting, in beautifully verdant landscaped gardens on a Tuscan hillside; the old stone of its carefully restored exterior; its 20m pool, which looks more like something you’d see in the gardens of the Alhambra; and the carefully chosen furniture inside. It’s the kind of place you might expect to see in the pages of a lifestyle magazine, and it recently was: in Bravacasa, an Italian equivalent of Ideal Home. (...)” — September 2012


— Wallpaper: Rural Idyll: Monaci delle terre Nere

“‘My dream has always been to create a paradise,’ says Guido Coffa. His restored 18th-century casa nobiliare — found at the foot of Mount Etna in 40 acres of orchards — is one mighty impressive effort. The six-bedroom retreat is half an hour from Catania, but a million miles from modern life. Working with architect Giuseppe Merendino and girlfriend Ada Calabrese, Coffa has mixed frescoes and antiques with B&B Italia furniture and Flos lighting. Go for the Suite Amible, with Jacuzzi and crater views, or book the whole property and bring 15 friends (...). Beyond leisurely paddles in the swimming pool, you can conquer Mount Etna, explore the baroque town of Noto or hit the bars of Taormina.” — September 2012


— Schöner Wohnen: Hotel-Villa mit sechs Zimmern auf Sizilien

“Anfang Juni öffnete “Monaci delle Terre” seine Türen als Suiten-Hotel. Die Villa am Fuße des Etna ist traumhaft schön - und verspricht nicht nur Urlaubs- sondern auch Wohndesign-Träume wahr werden zu lassen.

Ein verwunschener Garten mit altem Baumbestand. Darin eine edle Villa, die von außen leicht verblichene Eleganz suggeriert und von innen mit schickem Interieur zwischen moderner Klassik und opulentem Italo-Style überrascht: Das ist das kleine und gerade eben eröffnete Hotel “Monaci delle Terre” am Fuß des Etna auf Italiens größter Insel Sizilien.” — September 2012


— Martha Stewart Weddings: Find an Amazing Honeymoon Hotel (or One-of-a-Kind Rental) on Welcome Beyond

“Excuse my French, but the hotel you choose for your honeymoon needs to have a certain je ne sais quoi. And, no, I don’t mean that it’s gotta cost a zillion bucks a night (because all that’s going to do is have you hoarding the mini shampoos and stealing boxes of tissues and rolls of toilet paper to ease the hurt on your wallet). Rather, it needs to be artful, design-forward, detail-oriented, and in a mind-blowing location. Essentially you want it to feel as special as your new marriage (corny, but true).

Enter Welcome Beyond. It’s a nifty site that features rental homes and boutique hotels around the world, which is something that lots of sites do, sure, but these just have that “It factor” and for rates that are downright reasonable. I think I’m speaking your language now, right?” — September 2012


— Tatler: Happy families

“Here Grey Gardens meets Cath Kidston — on acid. The property is a riot of shabby-chic madness. A short stroll from an unspoiled, neverending sandy beach (popular with surfers), it sits on top of a daily market selling everything from panama hats to rotisserie chickens. Posh this is not. (...) Bring your sense of humour and a bucket and spade (the garden is a sandpit), then just switch off.” — August 2012


— Goop: Escapes

“Welcome Beyond is a company that curates luxury boutique hotels and homes around the world. Each property is carefully selected by the co-founders, who also happen to be brothers with a passion for travel. They have a great, modern aesthetic and an eye for design – from rustic to over the top – that makes these places truly unique and memorable. We asked Chris Laugsch, one of the brothers, to give us ideas for special getaways at two Welcome Beyond spots in Italy.

Monaci delle Terre Nere is located in the heart of spectacular rolling hills on the foot of Mount Etna with incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea. The owner, Guido Coffa, spent five years rescuing this villa from ruin, creating six guest rooms each individually styled with a mix of antiques and contemporary art. Come here for: A scenic road trip… One of the most beautiful and scenic roads in Sicily runs along the foot of Mount Etna. Start in Zafferana Etnea and drive to Randazzo with views of the volcano and the Mediterranean on the horizon. You will pass through many small and beautiful villages like Milo, Sant’Alfio or Linguaglossa and great scenery with vineyards, olive and fruit orchards and hazelnut trees. Highly recommended: have lunch by the old monastery at ‘San Giorgio ed il Drago’ in Randazzo. They have top homemade cuisine and house wine.

Torre di Moravola is a boutique hotel with a structure dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries that was carefully restored just a few years ago by its owners. Guests come for the views, the food and relaxing at the spa that offers treatments from pre-Roman times. Come here for: A truffle hunt with with owners’ local friend. Take an architectural tour of the region with the hotel owners. Take a cooking class at the Torre di Moravola kitchen.” — July 2012


— Schöner Wohnen: Hotel-Villa mit sechs Zimmern auf Sizilien

“Anfang Juni öffnete “Monaci delle Terre Nere” seine Türen als Suiten-Hotel. Die Villa am Fuße des Etna ist traumhaft schön - und verspricht nicht nur Urlaubs- sondern auch Wohndesign-Träume wahr werden zu lassen.

Ein verwunschener Garten mit altem Baumbestand. Darin eine edle Villa, die von außen leicht verblichene Eleganz suggeriert und von innen mit schickem Interieur zwischen moderner Klassik und opulentem Italo-Style überrascht: Das ist das kleine und gerade eben eröffnete Hotel “Monaci delle Terre Nere” am Fuß des Etna auf Italiens größter Insel Sizilien.

Das Haus ist ein traditionelles Anwesen mit nur sechs stilvoll eingerichteten Zimmern und Teil einer biologisch wirtschaftenden Farm. Der Betrieb produziert - na klar, wir sind in Italien - Wein, Olivenöl, diverse Fruchtsäfte und Marmeladen.

Zu finden ist das Urlaubsparadies zwischen Catania und Taormina. Der Etna ist in Sichtweite - und so ist nicht nur das Interieur des Hauses, sondern auch der Blick aus dem Fenster spektakulär. Die Preise des “Monaci delle Terre Nere” starten je nach Saison ab etwa 150 Euro pro Zimmer.” — July 2012


— Wohnrevue: Ein Geheimtipp auf Sizilien

“‘Slow-living’ ist das Motto der Ferienresidenz Casa Talía. Das Architektenpaar Marco Giunta und Vivian Haddad kauften 2001 ein erstes Haus in Modica und vergrösserten ihren Besitz nach und nach.

Auf Sizilien, im Herzen des historischen Zentrums von Modica, befindet sich die Ferienresidenz Casa Talía. Sie besteht aus zwölf unabhängigen kleinen Häuschen, die ursprünglich Einfamilienhäuser waren. Sie sind kreisförmig um einen mediterranen Garten herum angelegt – wie es von typischen marokkanischen Riads bekannt ist. Jeder Raum hat einen privaten Zugang zum Garten. Die grösseren Zimmer verfügen über zwei Etagen und eine Terrasse mit Aussicht auf die Altstadt Modicas. Die spätbarocke Stadt gehört übrigens zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe. Bei der Renovierung wurde viel Wert auf die Auswahl der Materialien gelegt. Sie sollten natürlich, ökologisch und vor allem in der sizilianischen Tradition sein: Wände und Fliesen sind aus Stein, der Verputz aus Kalk, die Dächer aus Schilfrohr, einheimischem Bambus, Kork und Terrakottaziegeln.

Auch die Einrichtung ist eher traditionell mediterran gehalten. Das schliesst allerdings nicht aus, dass moderne Technik nicht auch ihren Platz findet: Jedes Haus ist mit einer modernen, automatischen Haustechnik ausgestattet, die den Energieverbrauch kontrolliert.” — July 2012


— Desire to Inspire: Monaci delle Terre Nere

“I need to get my arse to Italy. It is SO beautiful and kind of embarrassing to be half Italian and not really having ever visited the freaking country (except once when I was 4). We heard about this home turned hotel in Sicily, Monaci delle terre nere, from the folks of Welcome Beyond and it’s quintessential Italian - rustic and full of history (check out the old wine press!). ‘The building is of historic importance and used to be owned by monks. It is set on the slopes of Mt. Etna looking over the Mediterranean. It is part of an 40-acre organic farm where we grow different varieties of fruit. We also have a vineyard and an organic vegetable garden for the guests. The restoration took about three years. We used only local materials and as little chemicals as possible and are about to get an eco-tourist certification. There are six rooms. We eventually plan to have 12 after having restored the three old stone buildings by the vineyard and the wine cellar. But this will take a little while.’ ” — July 2012


— Bonytt: 7 herlige sommervillaer du kan leie

“I idylliske Puglia, sørøst i Italia, kan man leie en villa som er over 500 år gammel. Villa Pizzorusso ligger 25 minutter fra sjøen i et vakkert landskap dekket av vingårder og oliventrær. Puglia er den største produsenten av olivenolje i Italia og er den regionen med størst produksjon av vindruer. Puglia foreløpig ganske uoppdaget, og har derfor klart å beholde sin autenstiske følelse.
De eldste delene av Villa Pizzorusso stammer helt tilbake til 1500-tallet. Villaen hadde stått tom i over 50 år før dagens eierne kjøpt stedet og begynte oppussingen for fem år siden. Vi restaurerte alle gulvene, steinene og reddet det vi kunne av de gamle veggmaleriene. Vi tilførte også huset noen moderne elementer uten å ødelegge noe av den originale historien til huset. Det var et mål for oss å bevare husets sjel og historie. Gamle antikviteter som vi har fått fra familien, lokale markeder og messer passer perfekt inn, skriver eieren Teresa på nettsiden til utleiefirmaet Welcome Beyond.” — July 2012


— Condé Nast Traveller: At the foot of Etna, overlooking the Med...

“Monaci delle Terre Nere is a newly opened hotel in a Sicilian farmhouse, situated on a hillside at the foot of Mount Etna, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The six-bedroom property is in the grounds of its own organic farm. Occupants can expect a luxuriously modern yet rustic feel when they step through its doors. The meticulous updating of the farmhouse has been done with sympathy for the original building, the walls and beams of which are exposed throughout. Polished wooden floors, cool Italian furnishings, standalone baths, and refurbished original fireplaces give the farmhouse a refined rural elegance. But owner Guido Coffa, who spent five years creating the luxurious surroundings, has a quirky side too, adding eccentric artworks and personal antiques.

‘I was looking for a small house in the area and found this place the very first day,’ he said. ‘I fell in love with it and decided to invest every drop of my energy into it.’

Guido is on hand to help guests with their holiday plans: visiting restaurants, wine tasting at local vineyards, a trip to the sandy beaches that await nearby, or even a tour of Etna by donkey. But relaxation is the key here, and with a multitude of carefully designed chill-out spots around the grounds, there’s no shortage of places to unwind. Breakfast provides a selection of goodies from the farm, including home made jams and fresh fruit juices, as well as warm bread rolls, prosciutto, salami, cheese with pistacios and strong coffee. If that doesn’t wake you up, then a rumble from Etna, day or night, is bound to keep you on your toes.” — June 2012


— 20 Private Wohnträume: Daheim bei Dionysos

“In diesen traditionellen Gemäuern, hoch oben auf einem Hügel der griechischen Insel Santorin, wurde viele Jahrhunderte lang Wein abgefült. Yannis Kaklamanis renovierte das Anwesen, ohne es zu sehr zu entstauben.

Tiefblauer Himmel, in der Sonne funkelndes Mittelmeerwasser und eine leuchtend weiße Silhouette aus typisch griechischen Häuserfassaden… Inmitten dieser Postkartenidylle hat sich Architekt Yannis Kaklamanis den Traum vom Ferienhaus auf Santorin erfüllt und eine Weinfabrik aus dem 15. Jahrhundert in ein paradiesisches Domizil verwandelt. Beim Umbau nutzte er die alte Bausubstanz und den traditionellen Charme des Gemäuers, um Neues und Altes zu verbinden — mit dem grandiosen Ergebnis mit dem sicherlich auch Dionysos, der Gott des Weines, einverstanden wäre.” — June 2012


— Dolce Vita: Villa Bianca

“Le Marche je turisty dosud trochu opomíjený region střední Itálie, plný kopců, slunečnic a olivovníků. Uprostřed tohoto zeleného ráje jsme objevili bývalý statek přeměněný v požitkovou vilu.

Za vzkříšením zemědělské usedlosti stojí majitelé společnosti Welcome Beyond, kteří objíždějí celý svět a hledají unikátní stavby, jež poté mění v originální ubytovací objekty. Polorozpadlý statek v kraji Le Marche poprvé uviděli před více než šesti lety, přibližně rok jim trvalo, než pro tento projekt našli vhodného architekta, který porozumí čistým a rustikálním prvkům komplexu, a dá tak vyniknout okolní dramatické přírodě. Rekonstrukce objektu poté trvala dalších 5 let, byly při ní zachovány všechny rysy italského venkovského stavení a přibyl moderní mobiliář italských značek Christian Liaigre, B&B Italia či Cote Sud. Dnes je plně vybavená Villa Le Marche poskytována k pronájmu. Pojme celkem 11 návštěvníků, pro které jsou připraveny 4 ložnice. Cena za noc a osobu se podle sezony pohybuje v rozmezí 50 až 100 eur. http://www.welcomebeyond.com” — June 2012


— Elle Decoration: Home from Home

“If you’re looking for a stylish holiday home to rent this summer, we love Welcome Beyond’s collection, which focuses on great architecture and design. Its new properties include this cottage in central Switzerland, which despite its picture-postcard looks has an ultra modern interior. From £66 per person per night (welcomebeyond.com)” — June 2012


— Le Figaro: Snob is biotiful

“Restaurants bio gourmands, refuges en forêt, élevage d’abeilles en ville : nouveaux snobismes éthiques (...) On cède à l’appel de la forêt: Le refuge wild qui fait rêver, c’est désormais la forêt nordique. On se niche dans de sublimes hôtels perdus dans les pins et les bouleaux, comme le Juvet Landscape, en Norvège, tout en verre et angles hardis. Ou les huttes Pierrafeu, du Kolarbyn, en Suède. Et l’on s’y initie au foraging, la cuisine de la cueillette (baies, champignons, herbes…) qui est la prochaine grande tendance foodista.” — June 2012


— New York Times: Hey, How Did You Find That Place?

“If your tastes are more boutique than mainstream, these sites could help streamline your search for a special place to stay. WelcomeBeyond.com: Founded by two globe-trotting Berlin-based brothers, this site offers lodgings with personality: a six-bedroom, cliffside villa in Phuket, Thailand, goes for 1,338 euros per night (chef included), and a cozy forest hut in Sweden with no electricity costs 44 euros.

BEST FOR: The adventurous traveler who can appreciate the unusual — bordering on eccentric — collection of properties, which include castles, yurts and tree houses. EASE OF USE: The home page gives the choice of trolling by “location or interest.” It’s fun to search by interest, with categories like “unusual destinations” or “food and wine.” Slide shows, maps and details on amenities and activities are all useful. Properties are booked by contacting the manager of each place via the site — not great for impatient clients who want the immediate gratification of booking online. GEOGRAPHIC RANGE: Roughly 100 properties in nearly 30 countries, from South Africa to Morocco.” — May 2012


— Jan: (Best) dichtbij en zonzeker!

“[Print only] Nog niet geboekt voor de zomervakantie, of juist liever een trip in de herfst? Op deze elf bijzondere bestemmingen is het gegarandeerd genieten van mooi weer, en ze liggen bovendien op maximaal vier uur vliegen. Wel de lusten, niet de jetleg.

The Beachhouse, Medoc, Frankrijk: Dit is alles wat een strandhuis moet zijn: de inrichting is shabby chic en op de houten veranda slingert een hangmat. Het huis ligt in het deel van de Medoc dat aan zee grenst; niet zo mondain als de Côte d’Azur, maar ook een stuk minder druk en relatief onontdekt. De zee is per fiets door de bossen bereikbaar en de brede zandstranden zijn lekker rustig - ook in het hoogseizoen. The Beachhouse is een echt familiehuis, dus ideaal met kinderen. Het huis is in delen te huren (2-6 personen), maar helemaal (15-16 personen) kan natuurlijk ook. http://www.welcomebeyond.com”.


— Vogue: Ferienhaus zu mieten. Sieben Urlaubsdomizile aus dem Fernweh-Märchenbuch

“[Print only] Betörender Mix aus alt und neu: Alemanys 5 heisst ein Haus im mittelalterlichen Stadtkern von Girona, das unter Einsatz von Eiche, Stahl und Glas auf den neuesten Stand gebracht wurde. Jedes der zwei Apartments erstreckt sich über eine Etage. Sie können einzeln oder zusammen (ed.) gemietet werden. Das traditionelle “Badiu” (Patio) blieb erhalten, doch im ummauerten Garten lockt nun auch ein Pool. 5 Schlafzimmer für bis zu 11 Gäste. Catering auf Anfrage.” — May 2012


— DeMorgen.be: Travelista: Where’s next

“Nieuw in het portfolio van de zeer fijne website Welcome Beyond is deze villa in de Marken, Italië. Het design en de architectuur van de villa ademen hedendaags minimalisme uit. Hier logeren kan vanaf 4.200 euro voor een week met elf personen. http://www.welcomebeyond.com/property/le-marche-villa.” — April 2012


— The Sydney Morning Herald Tripologist: Digiwatch

“Welcome Beyond subtitles itself “hand-picked paradise” and in order for a hotel, guesthouse, or beachside retreat to qualify for the site, it must be unique. From a beach house in Lamu, Kenya, to the amazing and whimsical Treehotel in north Sweden, to a multistorey pavilion buried in the forests of Phuket, the site is a feast of glamorous real estate in some of the world’s prettiest places, with some standout bargains in the mix. welcomebeyond.com.” — April 2012 (read more)


— Bless this stuff: Misool Eco Resort, Indonesia

“Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, offers you a exclusive luxury diving holiday surrounded by the worlds richest reefs. The resort has just nine deluxe water cottages that rise on stilts over the placid North Lagoon. The resort offers a Dive Centre fitted with a massive camera and equipment area, adjoining a comfortable lounge. The owners say “Our resort is an intimate tropical hideaway, built on a private island in an archipelago of uninhabited islands. We are 165 km away from the nearest port, blissfully secluded and largely unentered from the modern world. No light pollution, no noise pollution, no mobile phone signal… in fact there is very little to distract you from the surrounding natural beauty.” — April 2012 (read more)


— Yatzer: Le Marche Villa in Treia, Le Marche, Italy

“Welcome Beyond is our ‘hand-picked paradise’ for travelling; a travel site with a perspective in jet-set travelling offering one-of-a-kind destinations. Welcome Beyond shares the philosophy that where you stay is as vital to the experience as what you see and do – and we couldn’t agree with them more. This time, Yatzer’s hand-picked selection is a restored 300 years old farm house located in Treia, a town in the province of Macerata in the central Marche, Italy.

Le Marche Villa is conveniently located 12 kilometers from Treia, and was restored in 2006 by the Caviano-based studio Wespi de Meuron Architekten. Located amidst hills of olive groves, fruit plantations and sunflower fields, the Le Marche Villa offers panoramic landscape views all the way to the Adriatic coastline. Offering a unique experience which will cleanse your body and soul, this holiday house seems like the ideal retreat for anyone who wants to enjoy nature and take time off from their busy city life. Of course there’s plenty to do, as surrounding villages have a lot to offer cultural-wise – from museums and old churches to theaters and the long tradition and history of the Italian countryside. But if you want to enjoy this luxury villa and make the most of what it has to offer, you can treat yourself to some de rigueur sunbathing, swimming in the pool or indulge yourself in succulent Italian flavors by participating in cooking classes provided at the property by a local chef. Moreover, you can enjoy olive oil tasting from regional olive trees, as well as wine tasting as two sommeliers are available to organize an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.” — March 2012 (read more)


— Designtripper: Stay: San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge

“If I sound a bit moony, my apologies: I really love the story of this beautiful mountain lodge, which owners Stefano and Giorgia first bought as a holiday house before deciding to quit their jobs in the fashion industry, uproot their lives in the city and and move to the Italian countryside full-time with their three children. After rehabbing the 16th-century hunting house, the interior was thoughtfully decorated by Giorgia, who traveled around Europe picking out special pieces, both antique and modern. It has a humble farmhouse feel with lots of natural materials and a quiet, understated luxury…” — March 2012 (read more)


— Designlines: Auf der Hochebene

“Das norwegische Wort „Friluftsliv“ steht für jede Art von Freiluftaktivität, und davon gibt es in Norwegen wahrhaftig viele: Der lange, schneereiche Winter bietet sich zum Skifahren an, der helle Sommer zum Wandern, Segeln, Angeln oder Fahrradfahren. Letzteres lässt sich perfekt mit einem Aufenthalt im Canvas Hotel im Nissedal kombinieren. Die Bezeichnung „Hotel“ ist jedoch etwas irreführend, hat das spartanische Zeltdorf doch nichts mit einer klassischen Herberge gemein. Dennoch bietet es eine komfortable Gemütlichkeit, die sich spätestens beim Besuch der Sauna-Jurte bemerkbar macht.” — March 2012 (read more)


— Red: Vakantie Planning 2012

“[Print only] Stop onderweg in Oslo. Kindvriendelijkheid hebben ze in Scandinavië uitgevonden, dus mocht je kleuter de boel bij elkaar schreeuwen, dan staat meteen de hele Noorse moederbrigade klaar om te helpen. De autorit is prachtig omdat het natuurschoon van de fjorden aan je voorbijtrekt. Uiteindelijk arriveer je op het eiland Stokkøy (22 uur vanuit Utrecht), ook wel: het einde van de wereld. Zo voelt het tenminste voor de happy few die daar met hun kinderen een vakantiehuisje huren. Rust, natuur, kinderen die hun gang kunnen gaan en een goed restaurant aan het strand. De beste tijd om te gaan is juni, juli of augustus. Het huisje kost 1100 euro per week (je kunt er met z’n zessen slapen). Zie: Stokkoya Sjosenter” — February 2012


— Vogue: Phuket

“[Print only] Nördlich von Patong befindet sich der ruhige, relaxte Kamala Beach, ein Strand an dem man tatsächlich zur Ruhe kommen kann. Eine Privattreppe führt hoch zur Phuket Villa deren spektakulärer Glas-Beton-Bau sich an den Hang schmiegt. Mit 6 Schlafzimmern, einem 15 Meter langen Pool und insgesamt 3 Hausebenen (Entertainment, Bedrooms, Guests & Spa) versprüht das Feriendomizil eine Art James-Bond-Charme, der durch perfekten Old-School-Service und einen privaten Koch noch verstärkt wird. Ab €1800/Nacht. Buchbar: Welcomebeyond.com” — February 2012


— Ferienhäuser mit Stil: Welcome Beyond in aller Welt

“Die zwei Brüder Oliver Laugsch und Chris Laugsch besitzen ein gutes Gespür für Design und Stil. Ihre vorgestellten Ferienhäuser liegen nicht nur an den schönsten Orten der Welt, sondern bieten auch immer das gewisse Extra. Unfassbar schön!... Sie haben die schönsten Refugien auf ihrer Internetseite zusammengestellt – und alle ihre Ferienhäuser sind einmalig schön. Schließlich teilen die Brüder Laugsch ihre Leidenschaft für außergewöhnliche Häuser. Sie haben in den USA, in Frankreich in Großbritannien und Südamerika gelebt und gearbeitet. Chris und Oliver Laugsch sind davon überzeugt, dass die Umgebung in der man sich bewegt, auch das Handeln beeinflusst. So sind einige Ihrer Feriendomizile sehr luxuriös, andere wieder sehr einfach und rustikal, aber jedes auf seine ganz bestimmte Art ist einzigartig und exquisit. Genau wie das Jurtezelt in Norwegen. Ein Bad im Freien macht hier auch Laune. Bei weitem die geschmackvollste Jurte der Welt.” — January 2012 (read more, part 2)


— c3 Urban Additions: 4 Gestures

“[Print only] Casa Talia: The project is a redevelopment of several small independent houses that are located within the historical city center of Modica, Sicily. The houses were originally single family homes and are arranged in a circle around a Mediterranean garden. Each room has an entrance from the garden and a private terrace which overlooks the historical center of Modica…” — January 2012


— Bonytt: Sju steder du må overnatte på

“Italia, Portugal eller Sør Afrika? Her er noen overnattingssteder som skiller seg ut… Hytte i Tyrol: Interiøret på den sjarmerende hytta San Lorenzo isør Tyrol i Italia kan minne om en tradisjonell, norsk fjellhytte. Men den har en ganske annerledes historie. San Lorenzo var på 1600 tallet jakthytta til biskopen av Brixen. Brixen er en av de største byene i nærheten av hytta… Sjarmerende Italia: Casa Talia er et gjestehus på Sicilia i Italia. Ekteparet som driver gjestehuset falt pladask på en ferie og kjøpte like gjerne stedet…” — January 2012 (read more)


— Desire to Inspire: Glamping in the snow

“... in Les Giettes, Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Except I’ve heard that it has been the driest autumn in Switzerland since .... well I wasn’t listening that closely ... and there is no snow. Tell me it isn’t so! A girl from a subtropical land can dream of deep banks of snow though. And a girl who hates camping can dream of glamping with bathrooms and beds and hairdryers and heating and dinners provided. Whitepod. My kind of camping. Via Welcome Beyond.” — December 2011 (read more)


— Gala Wedding: Ratua Private Island

“[Print only] Auf einer einsamen Privatinsel in der Südsee haben zwei französiche Weltumsegler ein Paradies mit 15 Holzvillen und frei laufenden Pferden geschaffen. Don’t miss: Segeln, Reiten, Fischen — und zur Entspannung eine Massage im Spa-Bereich in einer Hütte auf Stelzen im Meer.” — November 2011


— In Bed with Art: Low Parkamoor

“This is an ideal retreat from contemporary distractions. Enjoying the simple pleasures of lighting a fire, cooking on the range, drawing your own water – living the life of 200 years ago. Set within the Lake District National Park, both the birth place of Romanticism and Britain’s National Trust. The locality offers excellent walking, fishing, wild swimming and birdwatching. Although the building is very remote you will occasionally see walkers and mountain bikers as the house has a footpath running past it. ...The farmhouse is off-grid so all cooking and heat comes from a traditional wood-burning range, water is pumped from a well and toilet facilities are situated in the garden. All the bedrooms have wash stands and a tin bath is available for fireside baths. Families and groups have enjoyed the remoteness and lack of modern distractions. The house is in frequent use by artists, writers and film makers and many works remain in the house.” — November 2011 (read more)


— Desire to Inspire: Casa Talìa

“Run away, get away, fly away. Slow down, pull up, take time. Drink wine, tell stories, find friends, explore. Want to come away with me to Casa Talìa in Modica, Sicily? Yes I thought so. Life is too fast. It’s time to slow down, rewind, relax. Another stunning property through Welcome Beyond.” — November 2011 (read more)


— Monocle: Villa Maya, Sri Lanka

“[Print only] Tourism has picked up in Sri Lanka and new hotels are popping up fast. Villa Maya opened in the spring of 2011 and is owned by Niki Fairchild, a successful international interior designer from Singapore and graduate of the Parsons School for Design in New York. Together with the Sri Lankan architect Pradeep Kodikara, she turned a dilapidated old colonial bungalow dating from the late 19th century in the coastal area of Tangalle into an intimate hotel. Villa Maya has five exceptional rooms divided between the old house and the new wing. “In the design there are hints of the Dutch and British influences of Sri Lanka but not with too much heavy colonial furniture. It had to be very fresh and modern in atmosphere,” explains Fairchild.” — November 2011


— Desire to Inspire: Friday escape

“I thought I would help Kim with her French studies. A weekend away. A full French immersion experience. French food. French wine. Speaking only French. The food and wine are for me. The French is for Kim. I can’t speak a word and anyway it’s rude to speak French with your mouth full of French wine and French food. I think the perfect place to stay would be Baudon de Mauny, a chic and casual mix of modern in a 1777 Hotel Particulier. Perfect.” — October 2011 (read more)


— DeMorgen.be: Sri Lanka: Hedendaags koloniaal

“Zopas opende in Sri Lanka de Villa Maya, een hotel langs de kust in Tangalle. Drijvende kracht achter het nieuwe boetiekhotel is Niki Fairchild, een Singaporaanse interieurontwerpster die na studies aan de Parsons School for Design in New York de prestigieuze opdrachten aan het opstapelen is. Ze renoveerde een vervallen koloniale bungalow uit de laat-19de-eeuw tot een luxeplek met vijf bijzondere kamers die uitgeven op een grote tuin of de rijstvelden. Een dubbele kamer met ontbijt vanaf 119 euro. http://www.welcomebeyond.com” — September 2011


— CASA VOGUE: Alma Siciliana Inspira Projeto de Hotel

“Resultado da remodelação de uma série de pequenas casas independentes, porém contíguas, o hotel e restaurante Casa Talia está localizado bem no centro da cidade de Módica, na Sicília, sul da Itália. As pequenas residências estavam dispostas em círculo, ao redor de um jardim tipicamente mediterrâneo, o que facilitou o projeto de adequação criado pelos designers de interiores Vivian Haddad e Marco Giunta. A decoração se inspira em um típico riad marroquino, onde os espaços comuns ocupam o miolo da casa. Assim, cada casa abriga um ou mais hóspedes em conjunto, sendo que todas têm entrada a partir do jardim, além de um terraço privativo com vista para o centro histórico de Módica…” — September 2011


— Designtripper: Stay: Casa Talía

“I’m inspired by the story of this beautiful property for so many reasons. First of all, the couple who owns it fell in love with the town (for its slower way of life) while on holiday and decided to change their own lives. Marco Giunta and Viviana Haddad bought one of these cave-like rooms built into the landscape of Modica, a Sicilian town that’s part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Every time they visited, they’d buy another, and within eight months, they owned 12 of them. Both with architecture backgrounds, they started stringing them together through the interiors. “Every single room used to be a family home. We renovated them to be one single property, with all of them connected through the garden.” Most of the furniture in each room was either built or restored by them, and now that they live there full-time, Marco has left architecture for furniture design and running the beautiful property….” — September 2011 (read more)


— Irish Indepent: 10 Best: Rustic retreats

“[Print & online] The gurus at Welcome Beyond pick the coolest places to stay in Europe. Aufberg 1113, Piesendorf, Austria: Nestling in the midst of the Austrian Alps, where the air is spiced with the scent of coniferous forest, Aufberg 1113 is a mountain lodge graced with lovely views of a valley on one side and a glacier on the other… La Classe, Denee, Belgium: La Classe is a great place for a family gathering. Sleeping up to 21 people, the huge brick building from 1863 used to house a school on the first floor and a town hall on the second… Juvet Landscape Hotel, Valldal, Norway: On a sheer river bank in an isolated landscape near Norway’s beautiful western fjords, Juvet is a nature-lover’s dream… Berge, Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany: Set in glorious alpine scenery with Lake Chiemsee on one side and the mountains on the other, this minimalist guesthouse has 13 rooms, simple in style with meticulous attention to detail… Alemanys 5, Girona, Spain: Set in the heart of Girona’s medieval quarter, overlooking the pretty Plaça de Sant Domènec, Alemanys 5 houses two sleek apartments. It can be rented as an entire unit, sleeping 11… To book any of these properties, visit Welcome Beyond on welcomebeyond.com” — September 2011 (read more)


— Designtripper: Trend: Swedish Forest Huts

“As the summer winds down, I’m regretting we never got around to taking our two little guys camping. Actually, what I’m really lamenting is that there aren’t more pseudo-camping options nearby, because even though I romanticize the camping of my youth, I’m kind of a wimp about sleeping on the ground as an adult (and the only thing my husband likes about camping is starting fires). The Swedes seem to have it all figured out. They love setting up shop in the forest–huts, log cabins, mirrored tree houses, you name it. Not exactly camping (and definitely not glamping–i hate even using the word), but sleeping amongst the birch trees in fairly primitive, aesthetically pleasing lodgings. Here are three places in Sweden I wish I was spending my Labor Day weekend…” — September 2011 (read more)


— The Times: The top 20 mountain hotels: Aufberg 1113

“[Print only] Look to the mountains in the Austrian Alps, between Zel Am See and Kaprun, and you may just spot this outlandishly modern home, its large, square wooden frontage dominating the landscape as the sun reflects from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Owned by the Hunterberger family and located on the family farm, it consists of two holiday apartments, the 47m Sparrow’s Nest, which sleeps two, or the Swallow’s Nest, which can accommodate four. Both have natural stone floors, exposed concrete walls, welcoming fireplaces and gorgeous views over the valley to the Kaprun glacier. The Hunterberger’s Taxhof restaurant is near by. From €170 a night for two, self-catering — welcomebeyond.com” — September 2011


— Elle: Urlaub mit Stil

“[Print only] Vom Igludorf auf der Zugspitze über eine Luxusvilla in Costa Rica bis zu einer Privatinsel in der Südsee — auf der Internetseite “Welcome Beyond” finden reiselustige Individualisten Boutiquehotels und Ferienhäuser der besonderen Art. Sie sind so unterschiedlich wie ihre Besitzer, haben aber alles eines gemeinsam: Stil! Dass sie zudem an den schönsten Orten der Welt liegen, ist auch kein Fehler. Infos und Buchung über welcomebeyond.com” — September 2011


— Desire to inspire: Pure and simple

“Friday finds me craving for a getaway from the bad, the mad and the ugly. So what’s new you ask? Besides the fact that I fell badly in the main street this week and was taken by ambulance to the emergency department leaving my dignity and half my jeans in the street. Almost 50 and having one’s trousers slit open with scissors opposite the post office is not fun however handsome the paramedic is. Nine x-rays later and there were no broken bones just soft tissue damage and a sad and sorry Jo dosed on pain killers. I hope this guesthouse has a bedroom with no stairs… and a shower. Don’t think I can handle a bath. Back to today’s sublime holiday property. Part gallery, part home, once a shipyard, always unique and poetic, hiding behind an unobtrusive facade. Apparently the bathroom is big enough to dance in. I think I’ll pass on the dancing and instead drink in the loveliness of the simple luxury of Tielrode in Flanders, Belgium via Welcome Beyond. ” — September 2011 (read more)


— Designlines: Sizilianisches Observatorium

“Der gebirgige Südosten Siziliens ist bekannt für seine spätbarocken Städte. In der Regel werden sie charakterisiert durch kohärente Stadtgefüge, die sich um Hänge und Schluchten schmiegen; mit Straßen, die von glanzvollen Plätzen und eindrucksvollen Treppen unterbrochen werden, um Höhenunterschiede zu verbinden. Acht dieser wundervollen Städte wurden von der Unesco zum Weltkulturerbe erklärt. So auch Modica, in dessen Zentrum sich die Casa Talia befindet. Das kleine Hotel bietet die perfekte Kulisse für eine der schönsten Stadtbilder der facettenreichen lokalen Architektur und ist authentisch sizilianisch – selbst in den Badezimmern…” — August 2011 (read more)


— ArchDaily: Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta

“The project is a redevelopment of several small independent houses that are located within the historical city center of Modica, Sicily. The houses were originally single family homes and are arranged in a circle around a Mediterranean garden. Each room has an entrance from the garden and a private terrace which overviews the historical center of Modica. The project idea was inspired by the typical model of a Moroccan Riad, where traditionally the common spaces or a garden lie at the heart of the house…” — August 2011 (read more)


— Designtripper: Stay: Alemanys 5

“For starters, Alemanys 5 is beautifully renovated 16-century house situated in the center of Girona’s old town–“one of the best kept medieval cities in Spain,” insists the owner. It was a crumbling mess when Spanish architect Anna Noguera and her husband, Juan Manuel Ribera, fell in love with the the place 12 years ago and only the stone walls could be saved. But now? You can tell a talented architect got her hands on it. Ancient stone walls play with smooth concrete, clean-lined glass and quiet, modernist furniture. There’s a veranda with views over the old quarter and a pool in the garden, “but what makes it so special is its refurbisment balancing old and new in a search of enjoyment of essentials,” says Juan…” — August 2011 (read more)


World's Coolest Rental Homes

— Travel + Leisure: World's Coolest Rental Homes

World's Coolest Rental Homes

“Renting a house has become increasingly easy—and popular—in the past few years, thanks to sites like HomeAway and AirBnB. And there are some very cool rental homes out there. It’s enough to make a five-star hotel jealous. Of course, anyone who’s sifted through dozens of ho-hum listings knows how much time can evaporate while trying to find the perfect place to call home for a week’s escape. But thanks to curated new websites, such as WelcomeBeyond.com, Boutique-Homes.com, and Designtripper.com (full disclosure: this is my blog), travelers can browse designers’ rental homes that have been carefully selected for their cool quotient…” — August 2011 (read more)


— Beach Tomato: Beach house of the week

“This week we’ve headed to sandy Scandi shores to the beautiful beach of Hosnasand and sleek Stokkøya Sjøsenter in Norway. ‘We told the architects to create something that Wallpaper* journalists would cry to write about,’ says Torild Langklop, co-owner of Stokkøya Sjøsenter, the cluster of sleek, scant, ever-so Scandi underground beach cottages that challenge every assumption you’ve ever had about what makes a great beach property (err, views… light…). The architects, it would appear, outdid themselves. Of course Wallpaper* wrote about them. Look at them: A completely out-of-place, eco-conscious curve of a property that has somehow settled in to a landscape which, by rights, should have nothing to do with it. Like the city-slicker who found peace in the country…” — August 2011 (read more)


— dezeen: Casa Talia by Marco Giunta and Viviana Haddad

“Architects Marco Giunta and Viviana Haddad converted twelve little houses into the six suites, which surround a courtyard. Local materials including decorated tiles and stone are applied to restored walls and floors inside each room. Ceilings are lined with bamboo and each room is filled with both specially made and restored furniture… Casa Talia is managed by the architects and suites can be rented through Welcome Beyond.” — August 2011 (read more)


— Yatzer: Welcome Beyond

“Welcome Beyond is a new travel site with a fresh perspective and delicious eye candy in the form of architecture, design and ambience. Founders (and brothers) Chris and Oliver Laugsch curate one-of-a-kind places to rest your head across the globe. A villa in Majorca, a modern chalet in Austria, the architectural marvel that is the Treehotel in Northern Sweden… only a few of the many destinations that can be found throughout the site. Explorers by nature and avid world travellers, Laugsch brothers founded Welcome Beyond with the intention of sharing their philosophy that ‘‘where you stay is as vital to the experience as what you see and do’‘. One look at the images that pop up and you can’t help but agree with them…” — July 2011 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Faded luxury

“Thank goodness that week is over. I seem to find myself musing over holiday getaways on Fridays. I wonder why? I smell rose and musk, orange blossom and exotic spice. Water gurgles and staff whisper just out of earshot. There is rhythmic music slowly pulsing somewhere in the riad but here in the salon it is cool and dark, peaceful but oh so decadent. From the rooftop terraces the view extends across the city to the Atlas Mountains. Perhaps it’s time to sun like a cat by the pool. Life is just too difficult isn’t it? Dar Darma in Marrakech via Welcome Beyond.” — July 2011 (read more)


— Designtripper: Psacharopoulos House

“Located in a tiny hilltop village of Artemonas, the Psacharopoulos House couldn’t be farther from the typical Grecian tourist path. The 19th-century neoclassical home is found on Sifnos, a small and sleepy island that’s managed to avoid many of the Aegean’s most popular ferry routes. And like its island location, the house also speaks to a quieter time, way back when bathrooms didn’t outnumber bedrooms, before flat screens invaded every room in the house (there isn’t one to be found here. Drama is best found in the ocean views). Built in the 19th century by the Pasacharopoulos clan, the house is still in the family, now with its 6th-generation owner, Nikos Psacharopoulos who’s obsessed with keeping the place low-key and honest to its historical roots. The two-story structure is wrapped with sprawling terraces and tiered, old-growth gardens. Inside, the five-bedroom house is filled with treasures collected by the family over decades, but it’s all put together with a sense of old-world restraint, with rooms that manage to be both spare and cozy. Perfect to calm the most cluttered mind.” — July 2011 (read more)


— The Guardian: The best travel websites ever

“welcomebeyond.com — For a property to make it on to this site it needs to be architecturally interesting and something of an interior design delight. Choose, say, between a cave in Sicily or a rooftop apartment in Buenos Aires. You can search by location or interest, whether that be culture, nature or simply staring at the (beautifully decorated) walls.” — July 2011 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Bed & Breakfast

“Fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle? The idea of a guest house, a bed and breakfast more appealing than an impersonal hotel room? A little bit of paradise in the middle of the Italian countryside? Oh yes please! Toss aside your big city cares and settle into this Upper Tiber Valley barn conversion. It’s part of the owners’ home. Mid century classics and rural Italy. Sounds like a great marriage. Add a private swimming pool and five hectares of land to explore, fig trees to pluck fruit from, a bocce court in the woods. What more could you want for an escape to the country? Villa Metato Umbria, Italy via Welcome Beyond.” — July 2011 (read more)


— First Look: Destinations around the world

“[Print only] Welcome Beyond was founded in 2009 by two Berlin-based brothers, Oliver and Chris Laugsch who’ve spent their lives exploring, studying and working around the globe. The concept is to hand-pick places that they feel are truly original. Many reflect their owners’ passion for distinctive architecture and design, while some border on quirky. Several are quite posh, and a few are downright rustic. But what all of their properties have in common is that they’re exclusive – in the best sense of the word. Each is singular, memorable and definitely worth writing home about. http://www.welcomebeyond.com” — July 2011


— Conde Nast Traveller: Elsewhere

“This 20-acre summer retreat of the Sequeira family is now home to one of north Goa’s best boutique hotels. In addition to rooms in the main house, the property has three luxury tents and three luxury villas. Guests also have access to an immaculate beach—a real rarity in the world today. The family chooses to keep Elsewhere’s location a secret in order to preserve the area, so all we can divulge is that the property is about 30 minutes from Candolim. There is a small beach shack where guests can order food and the hotel is equipped to do light laundry. Yoga sessions can be easily arranged, simply speak to the staff. Elsewhere, north Goa (http://www.welcomebeyond.com)” — July 2011 (read more)


— DeMorgen.be: Design in de woestijn

“[Print only] Dar Hi is het Afrikaanse broertje van het bekende HI Design hotel in Nice, eveneens ontworpen door de Franse Matali Crasset. Het hotel vlak bij Nefta bestaat uit futuristisch ogende kubussen. De inrichting mixt lokaal met internationaal design. Alleen in de keuken is het eigen volk eerst. Alle chefs komen uit de regio. Voor yogafans zijn er yogaweken, georganiseerd door het Franse Colette Fitness. Een dubbele kamer kan vanaf 260 euro, all inclusive en transfers inbegrepen. http://www.welcomebeyond.com/property/dar-hi/” — July 2011


— Schöner Wohnen: Mieter gesucht!

“[Print only] 60 ausgefallene Domizile in 25 Ländern findet man unter http://www.welcomebeyond.com. Zum Beispiel dieses liebenswerte Objekt auf Malta. Bereits für 50 Euro pro Person und Nacht kann man in dem modern gestalteten Gemäuer aus dem 15. Jahrhundert übernachten.” — July 2011


— Desire to inspire: Glamping

“I’m just a little worried that I may have to move into a tent in the backyard if my painter and plasterer whip themselves into renovation frenzy next week. If it was a yurt like this one at Le Camp in Varen, Tarn et Garonne. Glamping ... that’s the only way you’ll get me in a tent.  Woodlands in France with a snug, a wooden shower house, a lovely swimming lake and peace and quiet. Bliss. For a week or two. I’m a city girl remember. Le Camp via Welcome Beyond.” — June 2011 (read more)


— Süddeutsche Zeitung: Serengeti auf skandinavisch

“[Print only] Kolarbyn – das Köhlerdorf – wirbt für sich mit dem Versprechen, „Schwedens primitivstes Hotel“ zu sein. Und die Betreiber haben sich alle Mühe gegeben, die niedrigen Erwartungen ihrer Gäste nicht zu übertreffen. In zugigen Holzverschlägen, die von außen mit Erde abgedeckt sind, schläft man auf hölzernen Pritschen, deren harte Oberfläche mit einem Schafsfell nur leicht gepolstert ist. Statt einer Tür gibt es ein Brett mitGriffen, das man vor die Öffnung der Hütte ziehen kann. Fenster fehlen ganz, und einen Fußboden in dem Sinn gibt es auch nicht – unter den Holzpritschen beginnt das Erdreich. Herzstück der ärmlichen Domizile ist ein offener Kamin, der wärmt und außerdem zusammen mit Teelichtern und Kerzen als Lichtquelle dient. ...Marcus Eldh lächelt: „Ja, das ist die reinste Serengeti hier.“ Dann entlässt er seine zufriedenen Gäste in die Dunkelheit des Köhlerdorfs, in dem es natürlich keinen Strom gibt. Erik stößt auf dem Weg zur Hütte noch einmal einen Elchruf aus. Er freut sich schon – damit wird er sicher Eindruck machen, in seinem Stockholmer Büro. Bis dahin muss der Familienvater aber noch eine harte Nacht auf der Pritsche überstehen. Linnea wird immer wieder aufwachen, ihr ist die Wildnis vielleicht doch etwas zu wild. Und Erik wird bis zum Sonnenaufgang neben dem Kamin ausharren und Holzscheite in die Flammen legen, damit seine Familie nicht friert. Pünktlich zum Frühstück wird er dann an der Feuerstelle sitzen, seinen pechschwarzen Kochkaffee schlürfen und sagen: „Schade, dass morgen schon Montag ist. Von mir aus könnten wir gerne noch ein bisschen länger bleiben.” — June 2011


— Prestige Design Magazine: In Harmony with Nature

“[Print only] If you find yourself strolling along the beach in Phuket, Thailand, you will notice an expansive and serene mansion perched atop a cliff that offers a stunning spectacle. With breathtaking vistas over the Andaman Sea, Phuket Villa is nestled in an idyllic setting amid a tropical rainforest. The lush, tropical garden leads to the main entrance, opening onto a spacious living room with incredible, unobstructed panoramic views from a large, retractable bay window of over 18 metres. ...The Phuket Villa’s most spectacular feature is the impressive 15 meter long infinity pool, which appears to float above the sea. From the inside, the pool seems like an extension of the ocean flowing into the horizon. The numerous outdoor terraces were carefully laid out so that guests can bask in the sun during the day. Of course, Phuket Villa is equivalent to a five-star hotel.” — June 2011


— Designtripper: Check In: Berge

“A few years ago German furniture designer Nils Holger Moorman bought some land in the mountains (which happened to come with a nondescript old Bavarian building) to build a new warehouse for his namesake furniture company. Then a neighbor filed a complaint and he was forced to come up with another idea. Enter the Grand Hotel Futile, the original, tongue-in-cheek name of the 13-guest room project that he rehabbed and decked out in his signature, pared-down contemporary aesthetic. ... The difference between Berge and a fancy design hotel is by design: self-catering apartments let guests explore and create their own experience. “The guests arrive here and they feel the place,” attests Nils. “You have to give a piece of yourself, you can’t just sit down and ask, ‘Where’s the lobster bisque?’” ... Rent a room at Welcome Beyond.” — May 2011 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Where did the weekend go?

“Hello? Hello Complaints Department? Yes hello. I would like to know where the weekend went to. 48 hours. I was promised 48 hours and I’m certain it was far less. Friday I was at work and “poof” it was Monday and work again. Sorry? Not your problem? Quality Assurance Department? It’s not the amount of time but how I spend it. Now you tell me! If I had known I would have spent the weekend at Son Gener on the island of Majorca. A mixture of old and modern. Austere and elegant. There’s a pattern appearing here in my recent choices. Simple luxury. OK Complaints Department put me through to Welcome Beyond. Thanks!” — May 2011 (read more)


— The Independent: The 50 best travel websites

“The latest online destination for seeking out hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties that are truly different, you won’t find a hotel chain hiding away here. http://www.welcomebeyond.com” — May 2011 (read more)


— Monocle: Berge, Bavaria

“[Print only] The 16 apartments at the Berge, in the Bavarian Alps, double as a case for local craftsmanship. Rare alpine spruce flooring is fitted by a carpenter form the area; steel door knobs are produced by a local blacksmith; and even the towels are custom-made. “The name Berge refers to the mountains around this 17th century house, but also to the German word for an inn, herberge. I wanted to build a place that people could feel at home in,” says owner and designer Nils Holger Moormann. A furniture designer by trade, Moormann kitted out each apartment with shelves of books chosen by himself, hoping the absence of television will inspire guests to read.. ... http://www.welcomebeyond.com/property/berge” — May 2011


— Blonde: Into the wild

“Immer auf der Spur der schönsten Ecken dieser Erde? Die zwei Jungs von welomebeyond.com haben ihr Begehren für den Rest der Welt aufbereitet: Unter dem Motto „Handpicked Paradise“ haben sie ein Webportal gegründet, das die originellsten, schönsten und spannendsten Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten auf allen Kontinenten vorstellt. Vom Iglu bis zum Sterne-Hotel - Wer auf der Suche nach einem unvergesslichen Urlaubsziel ist, sollte unbedingt auf dieser Seite stöbern: Neben inspirierenden Bildern und ausführlichen Interviews mit den Hotelbetreibern, gibt es alle erdenklichen Infos zu Preisen und Features, sowie ein Kontaktformular, um die Verfügbarkeit zu prüfen oder einfach direkt zu buchen – Sofern man sich für ein Paradies entscheiden kann…” — May 2011 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Honeymoon

“It’s my niece’s wedding tomorrow. I thought I’d give her a virtual honeymoon. Of course I went to Welcome Beyond to find the perfect boutique hotel. How about Ratua Private Island? Seriously sexy. Seriously simple. Seriously the perfect spot for the perfect honeymoon. Congratulations Jane and Chris! You’ll just need to pack some swimmers, sarong and maybe a t-shirt?” — April 2011 (read more)


— The Guardian: Buenas noches: budget hotels in Spain

“From hip city boltholes to seaside hideaways and fincas among the olive groves, these 20 stylish hotels costs less than £100 per room per night: Alemanys 5, Girona, Catalonia — This is the latest property to join the welcomebeyond.com fold, a “hand-picked” holiday property portal run by two Berlin hipsters, but you’ll have to move quickly if you want to bag some dates at these two flats in Girona’s old town. It’s a successful marriage between ancient and modern – Alemanys 5’s architect owner has taken stone, concrete and wood, and spun them into a thing of wonder, set apart by soft lighting, natural textures and such show-stopping features as an open fire, balcony and minimalist pool. And the dining table is on wheels, so it can be moved from the kitchen to the veranda on sunny evenings…” — April 2011 (read more)


— Design Milk: Destination Design: Alemanys 5

“This month’s Destination Design is Alemanys 5, a brand new vacation rental located in a not-so-new building. The structure, which dates back to the 16th century, is located in the medieval quarter of Girona, Spain. Recently restored, the modern interior design is a nice juxtaposition with the rustic stone exterior. The furniture was chosen by local interior design firm Pabordia, lighting selected by Susaeta, and kitchen design by Albert Aubach. The architect, Anna Noguera, was able to create a warm and comforting space without sacrificing the integrity of the original building… The house can also be rented as a whole unit, with five bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people… Book it: welcomebeyond.com” — April 2011 (read more)


— Inhabitat: Paperbark Camp: Luxurious Eco Tents Nestled in the Australian Bush

“You might think the term “luxury camping” is an oxymoron, but after one night in the Paperbark Camp’s heavenly tent hideaways, we think you’ll have a change of heart. Located on the unspoilt coast of New South Wales in Australia, the camp’s twelve safari style tents sit nestled in a grove of eucalyptus and paperbark trees. Each canvas-covered tent is elevated above the ground to protect the land underneath and features a large wraparound verandah, solar powered lighting and all of the posh hotel amenities you could ask for.” — April 2011 (read more)


— Dagbladet.no: Huset ble som nytt etter storstilt oppussing

“Da ekteparet Juan og Anna kjøpte boligen for ti år siden var den i svært dårlig forfatning. Det opprinnelige tre-etasjes bygget, som ligger i Spania i hjertet av Gironas middelalderkvarter, stammer fra 1600-tallet. Det tok ekteparet i alt tre år å restaurere den gamle boligen, og målet var å bevare mest mulig av det originale bygget… Vi bruker boligen store deler av året som feriehus. Og ellers leier vi det ut gjennom Welcome Beyond, som leier ut spesielle feriehus og eiendommer over hele verden, forklarer Anna.” — April 2011 (read more)


— Designtripper: Castello di Vicarello

“This AD 1112 Tuscan castle, situated in an olive tree grove and endless gardens between the mountains and the sea, could not possibly be more revered among travel editors. I first read about it in Vogue, where Vicki Woods describes the fairytale spread as “a thing of vast antiquity and beautiful proportions that floats above the ancient hills.” ...Book it at Welcome Beyond.” — April 2011 (read more)


— Spain x Monocle: Alemanys 5, Girona

“[preview only — subscription required to access article] In the second of a new series of travel guides from Monocle, we fly to Spain to spot the sights, try the tastes and meet the folks maintaining the Iberian peninsula as one of the ultimate holiday destinations… Two holiday apartments in a 16th-century Girona building brilliantly renovated by Spanish architect Anna Noguera. El Jardí can host up to five people with access to a garden and pool, while El Badiu is a six person duplex with views across the city from its terrace. ... http://www.welcomebeyond.com” — April 2011 (read more)


— inhabitat: Less is More at Norway’s Minimalist Juvet Landscape Hotel

“We’re excited to share yet another study in classic minimalist design, this time from Jensen & Skodvin. Their Juvet landscape hotel in West Norway features 10 tiny rooms that fit snuggly into their picturesque surroundings… The hotel explores whether it is possible to build in nature without a huge footprint, and the rooms are practically bare on the inside save for a lamp, bed, and a couple of chairs. Although the bathrooms are painted canary-yellow, there are no wall hangings or other objects that detract from the spectacular scenery. Finally, the cabins are built on stilts to enable easy removal should that need arise, since, as Mr. Slinning notes, “we are only guests of nature.”... Via Welcome Beyond” — March 2011 (read more)


— trendenser: Hyra hus?

“Jag läste precis i Karolina Skandes Hotspotblogg på Rodeo att hon bokat sommarhus på västkusten i år. Jag vet inte om det har med åldern att göra, men det känns som att hyra-hus-semestrar blivit allt vanligare. Själv är jag väldigt förtjust i den här sajten, Wecome Beyond, som samlar fantastiska designhus med hyresmöjligheter på ett överskådligt sätt. Den här villan i Spanien kostar från € 180 natten för två personer, och €20 per extra person. Rätt överkomligt får man väl säga.” — March 2011 (read more)


— Detail daily: Zuhause hoch oben in den Bäumen - zumindest für einen Urlaub lang

“Handverlesenes Paradies - so wirbt der Ferienhausvermieter Welcome Beyond für seine ausgesuchten Räumlichkeiten - darunter diese spektakulären Baumhäuser. Im schwedischen Harads sind die perfekten Rückzugsorte für ein ganz anderes Wohnerlebnis lokalisiert - eine einzigartige Sammlung von Hotelräumen, die nicht nur freundliche Kindheitserinnerungen zurückbringt. Hoch oben in den Bäumen sind die Räume für jede Persönlichkeit: Die Cabin, Blue Cone, Bird’s Nest und - fast am erstaunlichsten - der Mirrorcube. Unser Suchbild für heute: Wer ihn findet im Blätterdickicht, wird ihn sofort beziehen wollen!” — March 2011 (read more)


— Yanko Design: When Architecture Takes a Backseat to Nature

“— and it works. With it’s super minimal (even dark) interior, the Juvet hotel uses modern design elements to bring focus to the natural beauty of the Norwegian fjord landscape in which it is situated. Each of Juvet’s 10 rooms are positioned in the most stunning spots of the topography, and each sports at least 1 glass wall facade with it’s own unique view of the picturesque landscape. A perfect retreat for nature lovers who believe that less is more. Hat tip to Welcome Beyond!” — March 2011 (read more)


— ArchDaily: Alemanys 5 / Anna Noguera

“Located in the core part of Girona’s medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the Sixteenth Century. Its recent restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence…” — March 2011 (read more)


— MISS MOSS: Welcome Beyond

“welcome beyond is a website “showcasing the most beautiful and unique vacation homes & boutique hotels around the world” or “hand-picked paradise” – as they put it. well, that’s handy. these are the kind of places i’d fancy a holiday in…” — March 2011 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Temptation

“Every so often an email lands in my inbox from perhaps the cruelest man I know. Chris from Welcome Beyond dangles dream designs in front of me and it is all I can do to stop myself from hocking everything I own, jumping a plane and escaping to the hand picked boutique vacation properties that litter the pages of their website. Chris has cruelly tempted me again with a Spanish beauty and oh the temptation! Alemanys 5 ...  “located in the core part of Girona’s medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the Sixteenth Century. Its recent restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence.” Two apartments, “El Badiu” (The Veranda) and “El Jardí” (The Garden) designed by architect Anna Noguera. Thanks Chris for the link and double thanks for the extra photos. I’m packing as I type!” — March 2011 (read more)


— Trendhunter: Hand-Picked Vacation Homes

“Welcome Beyond Curates the World’s Most Luxe Boutique Hotels & Estates — Welcome Beyond features a curated selection of some of the most beautiful and unique vacation properties and boutique hotels in the world. The hand-picked getaways include city gems like the beautifully restored Alemanys 5 in Spain, countryside estates like the rustic-chic Castello di Vicarello in Italy and spectacular beach escapes like Villa Mayana in Costa Rica. “What all of our properties have in common is that they’re exclusive – in the best sense of the word,” the site’s founders write. “Each is singular, memorable and definitely worth writing home about.” Apart from the standard information, Welcome Beyond includes background information on the owner, including a personal interview that digs beyond the obvious to talk about the owner’s inspiration, the architecture, the style and how to best spend your time there.” — March 2011 (read more)


— DeMorgen.be: Girona: 16de eeuw in hedendaags jasje

“[Print only] In het historische centrum van het Spaanse Girona zijn twee 16de-eeuwse panden ver- bouwd tot een vakantiehuis. Het project ‘Alemanys 5’ omvat enerzijds El Jardí (een apparte- ment met tuin en zwembad voor maximaal vijf personen) en an- derzijds El Badiu (een duplex voor maximaal zes personen). Vanaf het terras heb je telkens een schitterend uitzicht op de stad. De Spaanse architecte Anna Noguera koppelde strakke lijnen en modern meubilair aan eeuwenoude materialen. Vanaf 140 euro per nacht. http://www.welcomebeyond.com.” — March 2011


— MoCoLoco: Alemanys 5 El Badiu Apartment by Anna Noguera

“From @welcomebeyond, a renovated 16th century building in Girona, Spain that “integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence. “El Badiu” (The Veranda) is a 180 m2 duplex on the upper two floors of Alemanys 5 equipped with a master suite and two children suites, kitchen-dining room, great living room with fireplace and a veranda terrace facing south with views of the old quarter…” — March 2011 (read more)


— dezeen: Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera

“Located in the core part of Girona’s medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the Sixteenth Century. Its recent restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence… Bookings through http://www.welcomebeyond.com” — March 2011 (read more)


— Materialicious: Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera

“Located in the core part of Girona’s medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the Sixteenth Century… Alemanys 5 is the newest addition to Welcome Beyond, a website promoting the most beautiful and unique vacation properties & boutique hotels worldwide.” — March 2011 (read more)


— Designspotter: Alemanys 5

“Brilliantly renovated 16th century building by Spanish architect Anna Noguera, Alemanys 5 integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence. Located in the core part of Girona‘s medieval quarter, the house offers two vacation apartments. Alemanys 5 is the newest addition to Welcome Beyond, a website promoting the most beautiful and unique vacation properties & boutique hotels worldwide.” — March 2011 (read more)


— Designtripper: Parkamoor

“By now, it’s probably no secret: I have a thing for old houses. I have relationships with them, I build entire trips around them, I study their crevices and crown moldings and broken floor tiles, making up stories about the people who spent lifetimes living and dreaming in the rooms. And when I find one like this 16th-century farmhouse, which is totally isolated, accessible only by foot (or a rambling old pick-up truck that will pick you up in a nearby town), I’m so happy I have people to share it with. Go forth! ...Rent it at Welcome Beyond.” — March 2011 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Riad Enija

“In a far away land, in a secret world of beauty, exotic luxury awaits. A sigh has just escaped my lips. A dream, a fantasy. A reality for a special few. If I found a genie in a lamp and set him free I would want just one wish. Riad Enija via Welcome Beyond.” — February 2011 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Villa Amanzi

“Welcome beyond your wildest dreams of holiday luxury. Drink in the modernist beauty that is Villa Amanzi, a stunning six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea at Phuket, Thailand. Millionaires row but a girl can dream.” — February 2011 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Bliss Berge

“A few months ago I was dreaming of escaping to paradise or beyond, vacation homes showcased by Welcome Beyond. ...I’m taking a virtual vacation to berge in Aschau im Chiemgau, Bavaria, Germany. Managed by Nils Holger, a furniture designer, berge is all about the details. “It’s all about designing ‘berge’ not in a classic style, but to penetrate through to every detail. When there was no suitable door handle, we had it crafted by a blacksmith. The towels and bath robes were custom-made for the house, an old man in town turns wood into the bowls we use and for silverware we didn’t buy something just because it was nice or cheap, but only what was best suited.” As a design junkie those words are music to my ears. Raw timber, Glühwein and snow. The perfect trinity for a girl sweltering in cyclonic humidity.” — February 2011 (read more)


— Designspotter: Juvet Landscape Hotel

“Juvet Landscape Hotel is part of the portfolio of unique vacation properties at WelcomeBeyond.com. Juvet is an experiment to see if it’s possible creating something in nature that instead of bringing it down, makes it stronger. The cubes with big glass windows are scattered around a river bank in a spectacular norwegian landscape. The interior is minimal and quite dark: it’s all about what you see on the outside, in a way giving the impression of being in a camera and the window is the lens.” — February 2011 (read more)


— jauntsetter.com: Wish We Were Here: Astronomic Dome Hotel in Chilean Desert

“It’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere right now, and all we can think about is how much we’d love to be warm right now, without the aid of heavy coats. And then we stumbled upon this stunning property on Welcome Beyond in a valley in Chile’s Atacama Desert, and now we know exactly where we want to go. Inspired by the idea that you should be able to lie down on your bed and look at the stars, Elqui Domos features a collection of two-story domes, each with a living room, bathroom, bedroom, and terrace. Also on the property are a swimming pool, restaurant, and lounge. Located in a secluded valley way off the beaten track in Chile, Elqui Domos provides stunning views not just of the night sky but also of the entire valley. Each dome is, of course, outfitted with a telescope.” — January 2011


— jauntsetter.com: Wish We Were Here: Haunting English Estate

“Let’s all rent this house, located in the Lake District in the UK, and write our novels. After all, it’s only 11 euro a night if you’re an artist (you can sleep up to six). And there’s no distractions - like electricity. It’s quite hard to get to, only reachable with a sturdy pickup truck through the forest and very rough roads. Perhaps it’s a touch rugged: the bathroom is outdoors and there’s an open fire to cook on in the kitchen. But I swear I thought I saw Jane Eyre tromping through the heather in a cape in a storm in my mind’s eye when I read about it on Welcome Beyond. Even the name is perfect: Parkamoor.” — January 2011


— USA TODAY: New Site Offers Reservations for Out-of-the-Way Hot Spots

“Trying to play “Telephone” is one way to get your friends’ best recommendations of those hotels or places to stay that aren’t filled with hundreds of vacationers. But the advent of social media means there are better options to try and find non-hotel travel lodging.. One of the newest is WelcomeBeyond.com… It’s one of a few sites worth checking out if you want to get off the beaten path, and find a great place to stay for you and your friends.” — 6 December 2010 (read more)


— jauntsetter.com: Affordable, amazing looking B&B in Tuscany

“Because we have Italy on our minds today, we searched for their picks in Tuscany, and quickly found Locanda al Colle. This absolutely gorgeous B+B has room rates for as low as 125 euro/night - all rooms are en suite - and the few people who seem to have discovered it give it positively glowing reviews on Tripadvisor… Ricardo, we’re ready to be adopted and packing our bags.. Take a look at the photos below to see why, and for travel inspiration, definitely explore Welcome Beyond. We’re pretty sure you’ll discover some fantastic gems on your own.” — Decemebr 2011


— jauntsetter.com: We Want To Go Here: Sweden’s Most Primitive Hotel

“A few hours away from Stockholm lies a natural Swedish gem: Kolabryn, a collection of huts and cottages nestled deep in a green forest, filled with wildlife like wolves and moose, near a lake. With no electricity, the hotel may sound bare boned, but we think its focus on nature sounds nothing short of luxurious. Water comes from a spring, guests can make their own breakfast (eggs and bread are gratis each morning) over a fireplace, and sheep skin rugs, candles, firewood, canoes and rowing boats are provided free of charge. And while there are no en suite fancy bathrooms, the hotel does have one amenity we’d love to try out - a floating sauna on the lake. We also wouldn’t mind picking blueberries in the forest in the morning and sitting by a bonfire in the evenings.

Welcome Beyond, which we just discovered, is all sorts of cool. The site features unique properties and hotels the world over, and plans are in place to contribute profits from rooms booked through the site to a variety of worthy causes.” — December 2010


— DeMorgen.be: Ontdek de mooiste vakantievilla’s

“Voor diegenen op zoek naar deftige vakantievilla’s die een verhaal vertellen, check dan deze websites. Cedric Riverside is een klinkende naam in Engeland en regelt voor zijn veeleisende klanten de mooiste huizen rond de wereld. Susie Marquis van The VillaBook doet hetzelfde, net zoals Chris Laugsch van Welcome Beyond.” — December 2010 (read more)


— Thrillist: Welcome Beyond, a master list for unique pad-crashing

“Merging creative endeavors with finance can be tricky business, unless of course you’re Annie Leibovitz, in which case organzing your finances is a creative process unto itself. For the traveling fruits of business-meets-creative, Welcome Beyond. ...Browseable by country, every accommodation has a profile rife with background info info on the proprietor (including interviews that dig “beyond the obvious”), property/amenities descrips, nearby activities, and a strikingly high-qual photo gallery; peak/off season rates’re also listed, along with “optional extras”, from personal drivers to bilingual guides, in case you’re just exploring your sexuality.” — November 2010 (read more)


— Desire to inspire: Welcome to beyond paradise

“I think I need a holiday… I’m dreaming of running away to a piece of paradise somewhere special. Welcome Beyond hand picks the most beautiful and unique vacation properties around the world. I lost my heart in Florence on my first and only visit. A truly magnificent city and beautiful people (perhaps that is why I lost my heart!). My fantasy return involves this beautiful hotel, Riva Lofts. The trouble is there are too many stunning properties on Welcome Beyond’s books as you will see when I share two more after the jump…” — October 2010 (read more)


» We Heart: Domus Civita, Italy – September 2012
» decorology: Need to get away? Beautiful Vacation homes and hotels... – September 2012
» Architects and Artisans: Quirky, Posh, Rustic and Exclusive – September 2012
» UOL Viagem: ... hospedagem perfeita em seis sites de aluguéis de férias – September 2012
» Stupid Dope: A’jia Boutique Hotel – Instanbul, Turkey – September 2012
» Headlines and Heroes: Koh Samui Villa Thailand – August 2012
» Travel 360: En het aanbod aan reisformules groeit … dagelijks – August 2012
» This is glamorous: {take me away № 35 | the charming farmhouses of italy} – August 2012
» Pursuitist: Luxury Holiday Villa Mayana in Costa Rica – August 2012
» Behind the Gorilla: Fernweh-Fieber: Hotel "Monaci delle Terre Nere" – August 2012
» Lamb 411: Love This!: P-Vine Travel Guide Books + Welcome Beyond – August 2012
» Lorenzo de Paris: La tête dans les étoiles – August 2012
» Pursuitist: Inviting Luxury Defining the Sicilian Monaci Delle Terre Nere – July 2012
» Tres studio: desesTRÊSate en Mallorca – July 2012
» Chic and Deco: Total White for a Villa in Santorini – July 2012
» Archilovers: Tielrode B&B – July 2012
» We Heart: Monaci delle Terre Nere – July 2012
» Of Paper and Things: dwell | beach cottage rentals – June 2012
» Double Takes: Yurt Hotel: Norway – June 2012
» Antre – June 2012
» Popbee: White Villa in Santorini Greece – June 2012
» Chic Traveller: Welcome Beyond – June 2012
» Flodeau: Welcome Beyond: hand-picked paradise – May 2012
» Lado Blanco Arquitecturas: Welcome Beyond – May 2012
» The Age: Live like a local without any fuss – April 2012
» Pursuitist: Daily Dream Home - Le Marche Villa – March 2012
» Wayfare: Tangalle, Sri Lanka – March 2012
» Wayfare: Au Naturel – March 2012
» Wayfare: The perfect Ski Weekend – March 2012
» Wayfare: Swellendam, South Africa – March 2012
» Wayfare: Farm to Table – March 2012
» 79 ideas: Fantastic Villa in Greece ♥ Чудесна вила в Гърция – March 2012
» Nightlife.ca: Les 5 meilleures destinations exotiques pour fuir l'hiver – February 2012
» Let me be inspired: Iglu-Dorf Zugspitze in Bavaria, Germany – February 2012
» Let me be inspired: Beautiful villa in Phuket – February 2012
» Viaje Na Viagem: Charada da 6a.: iglu (veja a resposta!) – February 2012
» Jandan.net: 冰雪旅馆 Iglu Dorf – February 2012
» Montreal Gazette: Dream away with online searches – February 2012
» Oddity Central: Iglu Dorf – Living Like an Eskimo in a Luxury Igloo Village – February 2012
» Kon ne voli cipele: Welcome Beyond – January 2012
» RONAMAG: Ten luxurious hotels around world decors will inspire – January 2012
» Architecture of Life: Welcome Beyond – January 2012
» Sistus Blogi: Maalaislomalla Ranskassa – January 2012
» Sistus Blogi: Luksustalo Costa Ricassa – December 2012
» Naš Dom: Whitepod – December 2011
» My Scandinavian Home: Glamping guide to skiiing – December 2011
» Sweetokay: Iglu-Dorf – November 2011
» Chic and Deco: A Charming House – November 2011
» Oliver Yaphe: Treehotel – November 2011
» chic ada: Páteční (tentokrát sobotní) virtuální dovolená č.9 – November 2011
» Отель в Швейцарии – November 2011
» Ministry of Men: Amazing Houses: Villa Amanzi, Ταϋλάνδη – October 2011
» Urban Style Vibes: Unforgettable Places on Earth – October 2011
» bouche bée: Welcome Beyond – October 2011
» Necescity: Unique Holiday Destinations From Welcome Beyond – October 2011
» ReCraft Your Travel: Das Regina Hotel - Austria – September 2011
» ReCraft Your House: Aufberg 1113 in Salzburger Land, Austria – September 2011
» chic ada: Páteční (tentokrát sobotní) virtuální dovolená č.9 – September 2011
» Future Predictor: House for rent – September 2011
» News Designinterior: Imaginative Contemporary Design Ideas in Natural Seclusion – September 2011
» Sredidom: Enterijer u stilu Maroka – September 2011
» Alexandra Campbell Interiors: Alemanys 5! – September 2011
» DWR blog: Planning a Vacation? Check out Welcome Beyond. – September 2011
» ReCraft Your Travel: Alemanys 5 in Costa Brava, Spain – September 2011
» The Designer Pad: Sleeping Among Art – September 2011
» Namestaj24: Medeni mesec - Rutua privatno ostrvo – September 2011
» Italian Reflections: Welcome Beyond’s Italian Collection – September 2011
» If it's hip, it's here: Villa Amanzi, A Modern Cantilevered Villa... – September 2011
» Plataforma Arquitectura: Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad + Marco Giunta – August 2011
» Alyne Andrade: Férias Paradisíacas! – August 2011
» miss niki: Welcome Beyond – August 2011
» If The Lamp Shade Fits: Happy weekend! – August 2011
» cosmicgirl: Phantastische Hotels! – August 2011
» Bless this Stuff: Ratua Private Island – August 2011
» beautiful/wild: In Love... – August 2011
» bluigi&bonfanti: Welcome Beyond – August 2011
» Higher Frequency: Welcome Beyond – August 2011
» Atelier: Welcome Beyond – August 2011
» bicycle for the mind: Welcome Beyond – August 2011
» nsmbl.nl: Slapen in een Spaans middeleeuws appartement – August 2011
» A White Carousel: faded luxury – July 2011
» Traveling Greener: Cool Morocco Holidays – July 2011
» Lila and Cloe: Welcome Beyond – July 2011
» Salvaged Grace: Welcome Beyond – July 2011
» Lala Travels: Welcome Beyond – July 2011
» Casa Sugar: A Room a Day: 5 Inspiring Bedrooms – July 2011
» Home Edit: Wonderful summer pools for a hot vacation – June 2011
» Let's Stay Here: Welcome Beyond: Tents + Yurts – June 2011
» Let's Stay Here: Welcome Beyond: Beach + Jungle – June 2011
» Muuuz: Appartements Alemanys 5 – June 2011
» Live Travel Mountains: Luxury mountain holidays – June 2011
» Dear Designer: Take me away — Ratua Private Island – June 2011
» Miss Design: Micro Boutique Hotel 40 winks – May 2011
» Flor: A Holiday in Spain – May 2011
» URBANista & Co: Unique Vacation Homes – May 2011
» Home Design Find: Ancient Architecture Blends Into 21st Century – May 2011
» DesignRulz: Son Gener Villa in Majorca, Spain – May 2011
» Hotel Blogs: Do you know WelcomeBeyond? – May 2011
» Kate Forster Says… Conversation with myself – May 2011
» magava interior: Alemanys 5, Girona – May 2011
» Miss Design: Uxua Casa Hotel in Bahia, Brazil – April 2011
» Miss Design: Iglu-Dorf Davos in Graubunden, Switzerland – April 2011
» Annettes skimmer: Semesterboende – April 2011
» The Decopages: – April 2011
» A Vida Em Azul Cueca: Coisas que gosto muito – April 2011
» designstatus.org: Ratua Private Island by Isabelle si Marc – April 2011
» Home Edit: 12 Best Spa Resorts Around The World – April 2011
» Stylecrave: Ratua Private Island in Vanuatu – April 2011
» Stuff Avery Likes: Location + Architecture = Dream holiday – April 2011
» Kriste Michelini: alemanys 5 – April 2011
» Design You Trust: Welcome Beyond – Hand Picked Paradise Architecture – April 2011
» decoist: Villa Mayana in Costa Rica: A Private Nature Retreat by Enrique Barascout – April 2011
» Le Blog Deco: Amanzi | Villa de luxe à Phuket, Thaïlande – April 2011
» limewedge: Welcome Beyond – Hand Picked Paradise Architecture – April 2011
» Happiness is...: Welcome Beyond – April 2011
» Whudat.de: Villa Amanzi in Phuket – April 2011
» Homedug: Relaxing Villa Mayana with Breathtaking Views in Costa Rica – April 2011
» Architecture Meme: Paperbark Camp: Luxurious Eco Tents Nestled in the Australian Bush – April 2011
» Architecture Meme: Less is More at Norway’s Minimalist Juvet Landscape Hotel – March 2011
» Paperblog: Alemanys 5 _apartamentos en un edificio del s. xvi – March 2011
» freshome: Luxurious Hideaway: Villa Mayana in Costa Rica – March 2011
» The Disciples of Design: Tree Hotels – March 2011
» Tasteland: Welcome Beyond's simple, brilliant premise – March 2011
» Frankie newsletter – March 2011
» Sundance Channel, SUNfiltered: Welcome to the Treehouse – March 2011
» Diseño de Natalia Gustafson: Casa en Girona – March 2011
» Twin Yolks: Someone Pinch Me. – March 2011
» I Heart Luxe: Site of the week – March 2010
» Lilac & Lily: Places I really want to stay: The Love Shack – March 2010
» Anna Gillar: Welcome Beyond – March 2010
» I like design: szara eminencja – March 2010
» decoratrix: Casa rehabilitada en el casco viejo de Girona – March 2011
» Orchard Press: Welcome Beyond – March 2011
» Architizer: Alemanys 5 – March 2011
» Yanko Design: Imaginative Architecture in Natural Seclusion – March 2011
» Yanko Design: At Home in the Trees – March 2011
» Sisustusblogi: Luksustalo Costa Ricassa – March 2011
» Jellyfish heart: Welcome Beyond - France – March 2011
» Journal du Design: Maison Alemanys 5 par Anna Noguera – March 2011
» Subiektywnyn Przewodnik Babeczki: Wakacje w Gironie – March 2011
» Otthon, édes: Irány Marrakesh! – March 2011
» Away in Style: Experience the amazing Treehotel – March 2011
» Miss Design: Yotel Schiphol Airport – February 2011
» digma design: House in Malta – February 2011
» Architizer: Villa Amanzi – February 2011
» Be Street: Maison de rêve – Villa Amanzi – February 2011
» Identity Magazine: Cold Hands, Warm Heart (Iglu Dorf) – February 2011
» ágy asztal tv: Ott akarok lenni - nomad edition – February 2011
» salong wohnstücke: Haus berge | Nils Holger Moormanns Gästehaus – February 2011
» Unidentified Lifestyle: Luxury Thursday, Villa Amanzi – February 2011
» Been There Done That: One Thousand and One Nights – February 2011
» Én Terem: Hotel helyett Phuketen – February 2011
» GrassrootsModern: Villa Amanzi – February 2011
» Ilka von Torok: Riad Enija, Marrakech adventure! – February 2011
» Eavves Journal: Hand Picked Paradise – February 2011
» Away in Style: Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany, Italy - New at Welcome Beyond – February 2011
» VM designblogg: Riad Enija: Χίλιες Και Μία Νύχτες – February 2011
» VM designblogg: Berge: Ένα Αλλιώτικο Ξενοδοχείο – February 2011
» Live Travel Mountains: Luxury In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – January 2011
» Dear Designers: Take Me Away – Moorland View Cottage, Devon – January 2011
» Fall in love with Rome: Cento anni di solitudine... – January 2011
» Dear Designers: Hotel – Iglu-Dorf Zugspitze, Bavaria – January 2011
» Designzine: Villa Amanzi – January 2011
» traveling greener: Cool holidays in Norway – December 2010
» traveling greener: Blissing out in Costa Rica – December 2010
» Live Travel Mountains: Cliff Golf Holidays – December 2010
» Snusans Inredningsblogg: Airstream & Retro Trailerpark – November 2010
» Cliquot: Cocoon – November 2010
» materialicious: Hand-picked paradise – November 2010
» DESIGN*aRt::archive: Juvet Landscape Hotel – November 2010