House hanging against a very high cliff
Concept cliff house

Cliffside houses are a good idea for people whose taste and style leans towards the adventurous side. Cliffside houses give you a chance to challenge yourself and experiment with different aspects of design, while blending in different elements of nature such as vegetation, stones, cliffs, lakes and sloping landscapes. Cliffside houses also give the homeowner a pleasant and breathtaking view especially when built near a forest or lake. Here are a few examples of houses built on cliffsides;

Rocky Cliffside with combination of large and small rocks
Small, white balcony

For the art lovers, you can express your love for art by creating your cliff house into an artistic masterpiece like the house in the picture above. Such artistic houses are mostly of contemporary design with very few details.

Large house surrounded by thick walls and boulders

Spacious bedroom with beautiful view of the environment

House with the top hanging off the cliff

Large garden with green lawn

Cliff house surrounded by large trees
House with glass walls

White house with flat roof built on hill

Alternatively, you can create a house that extends out over the edge of the cliff. Of course a lot of detail has to be put in the design and construction of such a house so that it stays supported.  One end of the house is anchored on the ground while the upper one extends outside.

Simple patio near the edge of the cliff

House with artistic roof

White, futuristic house with two balconies
Large, green forest with grey and black rocks

Large and heavy rocks

Elegant lighting

Lighting can make your cliff house stand out even more especially at night.

Simple natural steps leading from the cliff to the ground surface

Large glass windows offering beautiful view of the water
Elegant, sloping staircase

Large thicket of shrubs

Because most cliff houses are built on high cliffs that are difficult to access, they are mainly used as vacation homes. For this reason, homeowners should add many relaxing and exotic features to the cliff houses, such as balconies and jacuzzis.

Series of houses built on cliff, adjacent to the beach
Sandy beach

Well-maintained stone terrace

The house can be made to fit to the terrain of the cliff like the house above. You can incorporate other features and design elements such as stone terraces, flowers, trees and well-kept lawns.

House hanging against a very high cliff
Concept cliff house

There are many different types of cliff houses. A cliff house that is built to hang off the cliff of the house vertically like the one in the picture above is referred to as a concept cliff house. The house has a different levels and a glass exterior which offers viewers an amazing view.

Strong house made of stone

Large house on high cliff with a long series of steps leading to the ground

Large, light grey rocks

Sloping landscape adjacent to lake

Small and cozy terraced garden

Long, narrow swimming pool

House in isolated area
Pyramid-like Cliffside house

Cliffside house built on top of cliff

Garden grown on the rooftop