Design devotee blogs about cities, innovation, architecture and green building.
In West Virginia, a stunning love shack built from old windows [Video]
Salvaging building materials from an abandoned barn and as many old windows as they could gather, artists Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz erect a light-strewn cabin in the mountains of West Virginia for $500.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM
At the beginning of this beautifully produced short documentary from Half Cut Tea, Milwaukee-based fashion designer Lilah Horwitz remembers exactly what was on her mind while taking in a sunset
in the hills of West Virginia during one of her first dates with photographer Nick Olson: "We thought: Wouldn't it be cool if you had a house where the whole wall was windows? Because then you would never have to be trying to fit the sunset into one little space." She adds: "And then not less than a year later, we built it."
The result of some truly dedicated window salvaging spanning across several different states, the finished project — a hand-built cabin with a front facade composed entirely of recycled windows — is truly a site to behold. Reflects Olson: "I think as we went and got into the building, we brought our thoughts and ideas and practices to it. But at the base, it was really the idea of making a home."
Related stories on MNN:
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.