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Couple Leave Their Jobs to Build a Recycled Windows Love Nest

by , 08/31/13

To make their dreamlike home and watch the sun set over the mountains, the romantic duo came up with the idea of building the whole facade from windows. That way they will get plenty of natural light in, reducing the need for artificial sources. To get everything they needed they embarked on a road trip collecting dozens of old windows from garage sales and antique dealers around the area.

Just a few weeks after they brought everything they needed to their favorite spot and built their unique woodland home. The rest of the house was made from recycled wood, the furniture is vintage and they even got an old stove for burning wood during the winter. Their brilliant love nest is now complete and it glows during the dark

+ Lilah Horwitz

Via This is Colossal

Photos and Video by Half Cut Tea

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  1. Philuk November 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    More and more people are escaping the rat race to live a simpler life in the wilderness, going back to nature and building with recycled materials is a dream of many but not as easy as it looks with todays rules and regulations, here in the UK my partner and I could buy a small chunk of woodland not far from where we live now but could only put a small log cabin or caravan in it and not stay there more than 11 months a year due to regulations, although we own a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house we stayed in a static caravan for two years quite comfortably and lived in the back of our town office for the one month when the site was clossed, I applaud all who do this and hope they dont get tangled up in red tape trying to live this way, we all rely to heavily on overpriced consumer services and with a little time and knowledge can break free of a huge chunk of monetry outgoings by going off grid. Our house is now up for sale and we will be downsizing to a small flat but in my heart I would be living on a boat with a wood burner and 12v power via solar pannels, small wind turbine, battery bank and inverters when needed, pity this is not available in the NE of the UK.

  2. M.L. October 31, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    hello Mrs. Calkins
    i am in germany, have no asthma but allergy problems with dustmites, and mold in buildings . if i go outside buildings , or better in the nature,breathing is good, so i want to be as often as possible in nature,now i search for a clean room in the country to sleep, dream of a garden with a hut. in germany it is forbidden to live permanently in a garden or in a cabin.
    i have negative experience with docs, they often want only money, i better trust in my body and god, and natural medicine like Sebastian Kneipp.
    kind regards, M.L.

  3. Marilyn Calkins October 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I’m fighting for my life low immune system – lungs asthma candita fungus need low humidity in environmental safe structure been paying 900. mo for 400 sq ft very very unhealthy space – want to find or build very economical space for us. Do not do well in cold weather either due to lungs. Need inexpensive land around good docs specialts alternative med practioner! Would love growing own garden. No vocs cannot take dropping so very low in health! Praying and searching for an answer. We could rent a room or try to make our own? Any ideas would be appreciated. We’ve invested 50,000. here that is killing us both. Especially me. I have a chance of coming back from the brink of death. I would surely try it possible. Husband can take a position in city or country. Very very low income now due to him taking care of me. I dreamed of these things before they became so popular. I’m so happy for those who could make their dreams come true!!! Any info idea I would love to hear from you. I could possibly purchase family land but no good docs in the area. And now our health care is going to be what is available in what area we live in????!!! so i better chose a place where I need to get to them as well. still love the country – worked in city all my life in concrete jungle except for college and a bit of moving around lots of fun! Now, need a place i can live in without spending much money. We love garage sales lost our home, we have a few things left to sell off not concerned about them much. Just a rent free structure that is self sustaining as we can manage healthwise. Older, still dreaming, now out of necessity! This place is killing us w/mold, sick bldg. too much stuff to clean, old carpet, dustmites, vocs, humidity high, black mold, too much and only a small space rental. God has been giving me back a little bit of my health many folks are praying. No family for us to rely on…need our own. two older hubby high iq (majored in fashion design & loves everything natural). I had dreams for yrs to break out and live differently, we both have designed many designs for clothes fabrics, home accesories, etc. and then maybe a year or two later, they hit the market. I hope to get well enough to make funds on an idea I had years ago and didn’t follow through. We both ended up in legal and was too many hours for my health, was rear ended in my old mustang causing severe injury now to spine husband constant back issues due to injury in California jumping a seawall and in the Navy absorbing poisons. We are both highly artistic. He is an artist. I’m a highly creative person who loves life. Would love to find a way to survive than where we are. I do not have a hope that I know of if we are stuck here this winter. I become more ill living here each winter. thanks for reading…THANKS FOR ANY IDEAS…

  4. Half Cut Tea . com September 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Here’s a great documentary about the couple and their Glass house!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWvemw0nj7k

  5. EddeeHere September 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    That window house is great.

  6. Bob Hood September 2, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Must get really hot when the sun hits that glass…. but its a way cool idea…

  7. Genna Brunet August 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    super inspiring! thank you so much for this :D

  8. Bevin Chu August 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Terrific little house. But it really needs a large deck in front of the glass facade.

  9. bamboochik August 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I don\\\’t see a kitchen area or bathroom…is this some kind of \\\”get-away\\\”?

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