When plants run wild grow onto houses, the results can be spectacular — and weird. Sometimes, a building will just look like it's grown a luxurious beard. Other times, though, it'll look like something out of The Earth Without Us, with a house submerged in greenery.


Check out the most lush and astonishing images of houses covered by vines, leaves and blades of grass.

Top image via Wonderlane

A flower covered house in Half Moon Bay, California

(via Wonderlane)

Turf houses on Iceland

(via Christian Bickel)

A vine-covered house in Detroit by Andrew Moore

(via Memo.Ryecroft)

Curta de Argeș, Romania

(via Hipgnosis Vision)

Savannah, Georgia

(via Shutterstock/meanmachine77)

Cury Rivel, Sommerset, Great Britain

(via Geograph)

An ivy-clad house in Shere, Surrey, England

(via Colin Smith)

Düsseldorf, Germany

(via Joe Shoe/dittmeyer)

The Greenway Hotel and Spa in Cheltenham, UK

(via Guides For Brides)

Chenonceau, France

(via Shutterstock/Trudy Simmons)

University of Chicago, Illinois

(via Galen Frysinger)

Rocamadour, France

(via Dale Gillard)

Evanston, Illinois

(via Marit & Thomas Hinnosaar)

The house from the movie Death at a Funeral (2007)

(via Hooked On Houses)

Hamburg, Germany

(via Andrew O'Donnell)

Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot, UK

(via Tablet Hotels)

Castro district, San Francisco, California

(via Steve Mohundro)

A British ivy covered cottage house

(via Interiordir)