They Quit Their Jobs And Spent $500 On Recycled Windows To Build THIS!

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Most people would probably be too terrified to do what this brave couple did, especially since a lot of us have high rents and expensive mortgages to pay!

Photographer Nick Olson and his partner, designer Lilah Horwitz, dreamed of living in a cabin in the woods far away from their busy lives in Milwaukee, WI. While most of us would probably just go on a nice vacation, Nick and Lilah quit their jobs and moved to West Virginia to build their dream home in the mountains. Money was tight, so they lived on rice and beans and simplified their living. In total, they spent just $500 to build their tiny cabin made from recycled windows and other materials. There’s no electricity or plumbing, but they make do!

The Tiny Home Movement has become increasingly popular in the U.S. and abroad in recent years, allowing people to eschew McMansions in favor of small, sustainable, and eco-friendly living spaces that are all their own.

Nick and Lilah documented their experiences through photos and video footage, so be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to watch their documentary, Makers, which tells their incredible story.

Nick and Lilah’s cabin in the woods is made from recycled windows and materials salvaged from a nearby abandoned farm.

It only took them only several months and an astonishingly low $500 to build.

Just think, the average American mortgage debt is $154,847! Not only is Nick and Lilah’s home affordable, it’s set on some truly breathtaking property.

Inside is just as magical. The furniture is all vintage, and they even have a traditional wood-burning stove.

Even though the lot is owned by Nick’s family, getting to where they are now wasn’t easy. With a little elbow grease and design ingenuity, they made their dream a reality!

“When we were living here and building it, it definitely didn’t ever feel like an escape,” Nick told The Huffington Post.

“We thought: Wouldn’t it be cool if we had a house where the whole wall was windows?” said Lilah.

“Then you would never have be trying to fit the sunset into one little space.”


Source: Littlethings.com

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