Positive Impact of Cottagecore Aesthetic Across Centuries (1700s-2024)

Helen and Scott Nearing built this farmhouse nestled in the Vermont forest themselves as part of their back-to-the-land homesteading.

Cottagecore aesthetic has become one of the most popular movements on social media and beyond in recent years. With its dreamy, romanticized vision of rural life, Cottagecore aesthetic seems like a modern phenomenon perfectly tailored for the Instagram era. However, the origins and influences that formed cottagecore stretch back over centuries, tapping into enduring desires