Design savvy and mud-fearing, but fantasize about living in a barn? Here's a way to indulge that fantasy without committing; well, at least not for more than a few nights.
Located in Twente, a town in the rural eastern Netherlands, Droste's Boerderijlodges combines the rustic charm of abandoned farm buildings with a pared-down modern design (a friendly farm animal or two included).
Above: A pair of bunk beds has been tucked under the stairs.
Above: Family accommodations include cooking and living quarters.
Above L: At Droste's Boerderijlodges, they subscribe to the Swedish sleep system, using several layers of mattresses. Above R: Chalkboard signs direct guests to their accommodations.
Above: Modern furniture built with natural materials complements the rustic plaster walls of the original farm building.
Above: A cozy nook has been lined with cheerful wall paper.
Above: A bedroom suite including bath and sink have been slipped under the eaves of a farm building.
Above: Droste's Boerderijlodges are often used for wellness retreats.
Above: A friendly guest.
N.B. Planning a trip to the Netherlands? Be sure to look up the Netherlands in our City Guides.