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Distinctive building in West Virginia may not stand much longer – West Virginia Explorer

Among the most remarkable landmarks in West Virginia, the Tyler County Poor farm continues to fall into disrepair.

Though fallen into disrepair, this remarkable landmark in rural Tyler County could still attract new development.

State officials say it belongs on the National Register of Historic Places, and some heritage-tourism experts consider it one of the most iconic structures in the state. But members of the county commission aren’t convinced it can be fixed after years of neglect.

Source: Distinctive building in West Virginia may not stand much longer – West Virginia Explorer

Half Cut Tea . com | Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz on Vimeo

A Couple Leaves their Jobs to Build a House of Windows in the Mountains of West Virginia  windows glass architecture

In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia.

Nick is a photographer who specializes in tintypes taken with a camera he made himself. He currently works for a landscape company in Milwaukee designing one-of-a-kind objects and spends his off time travelling the country looking for adventure. Lilah is a designer. She has made several clothing lines, each one coinciding with the a city/place she inhabits. She currently sells her work in New York boutiques and also works for a landscaping company in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

A Couple Leaves their Jobs to Build a House of Windows in the Mountains of West Virginia  windows glass architecture

via Half Cut Tea . com | Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz on Vimeo.

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Try Before You Buy: Tiny Cabins by Hobbitat at Ecotourism-Friendly Blue Moon Rising

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Recently featured on Tiny House Talk, tiny home builder, Hobbitat, was started just over a year ago by Maryland custom home builder and historic restoration specialist, Bill Thomas.

Since 1995, Bill and his wife, Sue, had been designing and building homes as Blue Sky Ventures and, in 2011, they began constructing little buildings with reclaimed materials and decided to shift focus with Hobbitat when they began work on thirteen cabins for the Blue Moon Rising eco-tourism retreat on Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake.

Initially called “Hobs,” the rental cabins have been dubbed “Waldens” after Henry David Thoreau’s masterpiece. Prefabricated off-site using materials that are local and sustainable, reclaimed, or recycled, each Walden is distinct in personality and design.

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via Try Before You Buy: Tiny Cabins by Hobbitat at Ecotourism-Friendly Blue Moon Rising.