House Tour: the house that dreams (and $500) built

23 Oct

Light is my number one priority when deciding where I live. I love big windows – for looking out to watch the world go by and for the sunshine they allow in. Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz felt the same, but took things one step further when building their getaway home in the wilds of West Virginia.

house of windows built for 500 dollars

house built from reclaimed windows

Their first date was a walk in the mountains and, while watching the sun set (awww), they mused about building a house entirely of windows so that nothing could come between them and the view. Less than a year later they left their jobs and set off on a roadtrip around Pennsylvania, collecting hundreds of old windows from junk sales they passed en-route. $500 dollars later they returned to the mountains and began building their dream getaway.

glass getaway in forest

exterior of glass house made from old windows

view from house made from windows

These pictures don’t give much clue as to the inside, but you can have a really good look around (and hear more about the couple’s story) in this Kinfolk-esque video made by Half Cut Tea. It’s well worth a watch to see the beautifully rustic wooden interior.

glass house at night

{Photographs & Video: Jordan Wayne Long / Matt Glass / Half Cut Tea}

If you could build a dream house anywhere in the world, where would it be?

3 Responses to “House Tour: the house that dreams (and $500) built”

  1. Michelle October 29, 2013 at 17:08 #

    Such a gorgeous house. I do wonder about the insulation and how cold it gets in winter but seems absolutely dreamy.

  2. Sarah @ Mocha October 24, 2013 at 12:29 #

    You’re so right. Natural light is so important for a home to feel happy and healthy. The windows are really creative – but that view really makes it!

  3. Tayler October 23, 2013 at 20:07 #

    whoah! I’m saving this to my pinterest. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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