I have the most beautiful view of my valley and garden. However, it is hindered by something called walls. But, with a little imagination and determination a house could embrace the beauty of Mother Nature such as is the case of photographer David Olson and designer Lilah Horowitz’s recycled window house. The front facade of their house is full of windows, where they can admire the beauty of their West Virginia property.
The journey began when they both quit their jobs and embarked on a salvage window expedition winding them through various garage sales and antique dealers. Each window has a story of its own.
The romantic in me started to clash with the energy efficient, practical side of me. “Wouldn’t it to be too cold,” I muttered as I watch the below film about their journey. Windows are so darn inefficient.
However, the house was built in a very environmentally friendly way.
It is small and the salvaged windows allow natural light to penetrate the house reducing the need for day lighting. It appears from the film that the windows allow for wonderful ventilation reducing the need for air conditioning.
In addition, the house contained vintage furniture, recycled wood and an old stove for heating.
And they have their sunrises and sunsets. There is something to say about Mother Earth’s beauty that reaches in and grabs your soul.
The film of their journey
Watch the short film below by half cut tea about their journey and view their house. Thanks to David and Lilah, other couples won’t be afraid to build their own unconventional dream home.
Other unconventional structures on Green Talk:
- Green Concrete Limestone Building Exterior Made of Beer Bottles.
- Garden Atriums, a Sustainable Living Green House.
- Builder Dan Phillips’ Philosophy: One Man’s Trash Is Another’s Home
Photos by Half Cut Tea from Colossal.
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