Most of us dream of escaping our occasionally moribund existences; just taking off into the wilderness, far from the maddening crowd and the tug of ubiquitous wi-fi, and holing up in a rural idyll for a bit. Films play on this desire – from Christopher McCandless’ quest to disappear Into The Wild to the helium propelled house in Up! – but generally people remain on their sofas rather than being galvanised into action.

A House Made of Windows