Perched on a mountain overlooking a tree-studded valley, the 35-foot-high, single-room tower completed last summer offers breathtaking vistas of glassy waters, twinkling lights and, of course, miles of blue sky. “Up in the tower, it’s nothing but view,” says Bick, who began dreaming of the tower and its location long before the first timber was raised.
“I visited the area in college and said, ‘If I ever live here, I want it to be on that mountain,’” Bick recalls. After moving to Montana, the couple purchased the 10 acres he’d seen (just minutes from their home) and began planning a cozy, functional space where they could take in the landscape that lured them westward.
Monday, May 6, 2013
High Life: Fire Tower Cottage in Montana
A city-dwelling family escapes their concrete confines for something wild--a fire tower in western Montana.