This piece originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.
Castelul de Lut, or the “Clay Castle,” is straight out of a fairytale. Despite being called a castle, the hotel looks more like a witch's cottage (hey Hansel, hey Gretel) than somewhere Sleeping Beauty would call home.
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The thatched roofs, crooked doors, and curvaceous plaster walls are made of entirely organic materials like clay, straw, sand, and wood. And while organic is a very modern trend, the hotel is a throwback to days of old.
Castelul de Lut is the project of Gabi and Razvan Vasile, a couple who sold their home near Bucharest to build the property in a remote corner of Romania, some 24 miles from the medieval city of Sibiu, according to the BBC.
They teamed up with eco-architect Ileana Mavrodin to design the ten-room hotel, which will be heated solely by traditional wood-burning fires and will have eventually have a restaurant using only locally-grown organic food.
The hotel is about a year away from opening, but it already has a following. You can join 25,000 other fans on Castelul de Lut's Facebook page to get updates. A restaurant on the property is scheduled to open this fall for those eager to get a sneak peek.If you do plan a visit to Castelul de Lut, be sure to visit another storybook location located nearby—Dracula’s castle.