At the end of summer, everyone is looking for an escape from the impending doom of winter? The rotten cold and eternal bad mood is moments away. So come and hide in West Virginia, with the fireflies in this stunning house made from salvaged windows.
Most of us dream of escaping our occasionally moribund existences; just taking off into the wilderness, far from the maddening crowd and the tug of ubiquitous wi-fi, and holing up in a rural idyll for a bit.
Films play on this desire – from Christopher McCandless’ quest to disappear Into The Wild to the helium propelled house in Up! – but generally people remain on their sofas rather than being galvanised into action.
Not so Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz, a pair of artists who spent last year building a cabin in the mountains of West Virginia fashioned out of salvaged glass and windows.
The resulting structure is both totally beautiful and a reminder that finding respite from the urban tangle is always a possibility – even if, for most of us, the options aren’t quite so picturesque.
In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia to share some time with fireflies.