Many upper middle class Americans vacation in the more wild western region of our country. Skiing, mountain biking, hiking and countless other outdoor activities are all around. From the Rockies to the Sierra Nevadas, enormous alpine homes have popped up as a result of some big spending. Homes commonly cost upwards of $10 million, and no expense is spared.
Many of these homeowners spend less than half the year in their homes, and have built them to be closer to nature, and to create separation from the rest of their lives. The locations themselves are undeniably beautiful, but the houses have become tumors of capitalist growth in previously unbuilt areas.
Does building a mansion with the most modern amenities, within a more pristine locale make it isolated?
What is the true price of buying a piece of “nature”?