Located in the mountains of West Virginia, photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz have built their own enchanting retreat made out of discarded windows, on a budget of $500. The towering home away from home boasts a creative facade made of windows of varying sizes, giving it an artistic flair that is both rustic and modern. More than anything, though, it is a representation of the couple's diligent and penny-pinching efforts.
Yurt enthusiasts favor the design of these tent-like homes because of the large, open feeling of the interior space and the possibilities they offer in terms of decoration and social activities. This model from Blue Ridge Yurts is a good example of a yurt that is ideal for a family vacation or summer home.