Would you rather live in the woods than in a city? Bind books instead of watch Netflix? Hang with teeny animals rather than dealing with human relationships?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, you're definitely a strong candidate for the cottagecore lifestyle! Cottagecore is an internet aesthetic that romanticizes the return to a traditional life — one composed of living in a cottage, picking berries, making pottery, and frolicking in the flowers.
Although the idea of cottagecore has existed for a few years now, it's recently been popularized by people on TikTok who seem to embody the lifestyle (minus the glaring fact that they're clearly using technology, but hey, we did say it's an "internet aesthetic").
Here are some of the most whimsical cottagecore moments that TikTok has to offer:
1.This woman who lives in an Irish gatehouse that was built in 1842: