When the going gets tough and you want to get the hell out of dodge, a weekend retreat or getaway can be the perfect remedy. In fact, some fall in love with the great outdoors so much that sometimes such a retreat is later extended into a lifestyle. Such is the case for filmmaker Zach Both, who converted an empty cargo van into a one-of-a-kind camping van/work studio.
A house with tiny windows, dark and cozy little rooms and an inherent sense of humor may seem like the opposite of cool, but the storybook style continues to charm fans and inspire new generations. This whimsical Ojai house, owned by architect Mark Whitman and wife Julia, is built around a tree.