Houses in the Middle of Nowhere

Much of civilization has been a process of finding novel and effective ways to keep nature out of our hair and out of our bedrooms. But there have been people who have purposely rejected the comforts of urban life in exchange for a more natural alternative. Here are a few examples of life taking a turn for the undomesticated.

The Crystal Mill, Colorado, USA

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Towering above the Crystal River is the Crystal Mill. In the late 19th century, this spectacular piece of architecture utilized cutting-edge industrial technology to power the Sheep Mountain Tunnel Mine. Today, the Crystal Mill is one of the most photographed attractions in Colorado.

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