Exterior, House Building Type, and Glass Siding Material Located on the top of a sand dune, the Vlieland house is dominated by a high roof that was inspired by the De Waard Albatross tent, a popular pyramidal camping tent designed by Dutch tent makers De Waard in 1961. The ground floor—where the communal areas like the living lounge, kitchen, and covered terrace are located—are fitted on all sides with glass to maximize views.  Photo 6 of 11 in A Tent-Shaped Home in the Netherlands Crouches Between Natural Dunes from 50 Jaw-Dropping Glass Houses That Shatter Expectations