Couple Create a Charming Home from Recycled Materials

Could you give up your day job to chase down your dreams? Photographer, Nick Olson, and fashion designer, Lilah Horwitz, did just that. The couple forwent the daily grind to build a house constructed from recycled materials.


Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz - Recycled Windows Home

Located in the mountains of West Virginia, the home features a vast array of repurposed, and reused materials. The most striking, and obviously recycled element of this home is the large window façade. Built from over 20 windows, the “window-wall” is a testament to the beauty of repurposed materials when used and arranged appropriately.


Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz - Recycled Windows Home

Just where did they find all the windows for their home? They went on a road trip and collected old windows from garage sales and antique dealers. The façade reduces their dependence on artificial lighting, and provides ‘framed’ views of the surrounding landscape.


Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz - Recycled Windows Home

The rest of the house is built with recycled wood and furnished with vintage pieces. An old stove is used for heating the home during the winter. This is an amazing space and the use of reclaimed materials creates an atmosphere with a sense of charm, comfort and homeliness.

Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz - Recycled Windows Home

For more ‘rustic’ posts check out Rustic Campers – old vans transformed into rustic retreats by a couple in Wales. Or the unusual but fun, Neverwas Haul – a steampunk house on wheels.

Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz - Recycled Windows Home

Have you repurposed any pieces of furniture for your own home?

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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

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