This creative couple found the perfect way to repurpose discarded windows by using them to build their own enchanting retreat.
In the mountains of West Virginia is where you’ll find the product of Lilah Horwitz and Nick Olson’s passion project. Nick is a photographer while Lilah is a designer, and with the fusion of their artistic minds, they were able to repurpose discarded windows by using them to build their dream home away from home.
The cabin’s appearance is something that you don’t see everyday. It boasts of a facade made of windows of different sizes, which gives it a rustic and modern vibe. But above all, the abode is a representation of Nick and Lilah’s intense money-saving efforts.
“We thought: Wouldn’t it be cool if we had a house where the whole wall was windows? Then you would never have be trying to fit the sunset into one little space,” Lilah said.
Aside from the breathtaking sunsets and views that it provides, this patch of forest in West Virginia means something special to the couple because this is where Nick took Lilah on their first date.
“When we were living here and building it, it definitely didn’t ever feel like an escape,” Nick says about the cabin.
It only took the couple a few months and just $500 to build the glass cabin. Most of their materials were salvaged from a nearby abandoned barn, and the recycled items used to build it gave the cabin its unique character.
“We were able to make it a reality because we are first artists and creators. We had to be resourceful to do it cheaply,” Nick said.
And when they said cheaply – they really meant it. The couple quit their jobs and lived on rice and beans until their vision became a reality.
There is no electricity and plumbing inside the glass cabin, but the lack of these necessities is easily overshadowed by the stunning wall made of glass where light pours through, creating a beautiful light show whenever the sun is setting.
“That’s when everything inside is on fire,” Lilah said.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Nick and Lilah’s charming glass cabin.