Take a Virtual Tour of Santas House Elf Village

first_img Recycle Your Christmas Tree Into Paint, Food SweetenersHow Nintendo Transformed Christmas Into a Gaming Holiday Stay on target With Thanksgiving leftovers still spilling out of the fridge, folks are already getting into the Christmas spirit.None so much as Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves, whose North Pole home is open for virtual tours via online real estate site Zillow.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom log cabin, constructed in the 1800s, is just as cozy as you’d expect from the jolly old man in the bright red suit. Boughs of holly deck the hall leading to the master bed and two guest rooms, and a quiet study overlooks a snow-covered forest.A floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace for roasting chestnuts (via Zillow)A 2013 renovation, meanwhile, affords the 2,500 square-foot single family residence modern amenities like the floor-to-ceiling fireplace of my dreams and a gourmet kitchen with hot cocoa on tap.Originators of the tiny house trend, Santa’s little helpers live on-site in their own private accommodations.“Like snowflakes, no two elf dwellings are exactly alike,” according to Zillow.The site showcases three equally snug spaces, each with its own personality: the tiny farmhouse with an open concept floor plan, the rustic mini cabin made of hand-hewn logs, and the petite bamboo bungalow boasting the perfect feng shui.The elves live on-site in their own private accommodations (via Zillow)Described as “a toy-lover’s paradise nestled on 25 idyllic acres,” the property includes the Claus’s main living quarters, a community of elf homes, a state-of-the-art toy-making facility, sleigh parking garage, and reindeer stables.The North Pole residency is estimated at a whopping $764,389—and growing. Zillow forecasts a 7 percent increase in home value by 2019.Don’t start saving your pennies, though: Santa’s compound isn’t for sale.You can, however, help address housing insecurity and homelessness in your community—particularly during the cold winter months.Check out Zillow’s list of nonprofits in every state, and keep the less fortunate in mind this holiday season.After all, Santa’s making his list and checking it twice.More coverage on Geek.com:New Bill Stops ‘Grinch Bots’ From Stealing Holiday ShoppingResearchers Taught a Computer to Compose Christmas Carols and It’s CreepyAdorn Your Cat With Adorable Headgear This Christmaslast_img read more