For some, kicking back to consume episode after episode of HGTV-esque home-improvement shows epitomizes the highest form of self-care. And if you’re immediate reaction is, “Same!,” then there’s a series that definitely belongs in your Netflix queue—particularly if you also fancy yourself an outdoorswoman and/or a plant lady.
Originally aired on British network BBC Two, season one of The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes consists of four, hour-long episodes in which two charming hosts with architecture know-how tour the most jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring abodes in four major landscapes: mountain, forest, coast, and underground. Will you have dwelling envy? Yes. Will you be ASMR-level mesmerized? Duh. Will you feel a sudden urge to pack up all your belongings to build the world’s most chic tree house? Absolutely.
Will you feel a sudden urge to pack up all your belongings to build the world’s most chic tree house? Absolutely.
Catch up on this viewing material, which is essentially nature candy, before diving into the second season’s four available episodes, which were just released on Netflix this week. (No spoilers, but the theme this go-around is different countries, so get ready to take some wanderlust-worthy notes and ready your passport.)
For best mood-boosting results, power off your smartphone, grab a bowl of turmeric popcorn, and grant your hosts, award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin, your undivided attention. After a few hours of gawking at sweeping scenery, polished home facades, and interior design fit for the future, your mind will only be able to form one thought: It’s time for a DIY home-makeover project.
Now let’s talk about your future digs. Millennials can buy their houses and eat their avocado toast, too—in these states specifically. And once you’re signed on the dotted line, here’s how to transform every room into a greenhouse.
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