These extravagant New Zealand getaways are no hobbit holes. Combining the natural elements of kiwi wildlife and luxurious, modern architecture, we've officially found our dream vacation homes for when we feel like getting away from it all. Plus, it's summer down under! Skip the snow and get to it this holiday season! The first home is located in Waterfall Bay, timber based and created by Pete Bossley architects. If it doesn't spark your fancy, check out another lavish wood clad built by Irving Smith Jack architects and boasting a mountainous background. Best of all, your plane ride over via Air New Zealand features a mythical twist to your standard flight. Round up your friends and family (these homes are large enough to house all of Middle Earth) and get your jet set on.
Exploring the romance of a European city more your idea of vacation? Rock around the Eiffel Tower this winter in Paris.
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