Kottayam's very own land of fairy tales: Watch the video

by Tuesday , March 01 2016 17:24

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Who said fairy tales never come true? At 'The Shelter' no dream is left unfulfilled. Meet Alice, the architect, the designer and the dreamer!

Situated in Mooledam, Kottayam, this piece of land with an area of 65 cents has been cleverly landscaped and decorated with many tiny 'extras' adding charm and a unique child-like flavour to the house. The house is extremely eco-friendly. From teracotta floors to stone walls, from earthen pots to doorways that lead to a vast green open, from home-made honey to organic farming, this house has it all.

“I have always wanted a house like this. It was my dream to own such a place. Also, I never referred to any magazines or other material with regards to the design of the house. When I was designing the house I wanted to ensure that there wasn't a house that was similar to this anywhere. If there is something that is close to my heart, then I stand by it, ” explains Alice Leen.

Alice also said that every element of the house was bought only if she was truly convinced of its purpose. This is evident from the various types of kitchenware used by her.

A knife-stand shaped in the form of a tree trunk, the hen-shaped chicken-biriyani serving bowls, the ceramic chef-dolls, name it and you would see it in Alice's wonderland. A designer herself, Alice's house also showcases a variety of fabric designs used as cushion covers, door mats, pillow covers etc. The child in her comes alive through the intricate 'Snow White and Seven Dwarves' painting in the children's room.

Watch the video to have a quick glimpse of The Shelter.

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