Aptly entitled 'Le Nichoir' (The Bird Nest), these cozy cottages from industrial designer Matali Crasset are both eco-friendly and incredibly avant-garde. Tucked away in the forests of Fresnes-au-Mont, France, these untamed creations definitely fit in with their natural surroundings.

Along with Crasset, inhabitants and volunteers of 'Le Vent des Forêts' came together to create the cozy cottages. It is to be part of small colonies outside of the busy metropolis that will consist of "six small villages located in the forest." As noted on the site, "the combination of acacia wood, Douglas pines and galvanized steel blends perfectly into the surrounding environment." Truly the perfect little abode to get away from the go-go world that exists when living in a big city.