(L) Fire Tower home in western Montana,
photo: Heidi Long and Gravity Shots; More at Timber Home Living
(R) Fire lookout tower in western Poland. Image: Mohylek [Wikipedia]
Imagine a house in the forest - you're surrounded by trees and wildlife with no neighbors for miles. The view is simply stunning. The downside: bringing all those bags of groceries up the neverending flights of stairs!
Well, this may be the perfect house for some (very fit) people: old fire lookout towers converted into modern homes!
If location, location and location are what drive your visions of a dream tree house design or luxury hillside wood home then look no further: fire towers that once served vital protective services to natural forests are becoming increasingly used for new purposes including mountaintop homes with incredible views.
And yeah, living in peaceful solitude would be nice. Except for my fear of heights. That part would be kinda sucky.
But living in peace like that would be awesome!