Glass Bottle House
A tourist attraction in Cap-Egmont Prince Edward Island, Canada, this glass house was built by Edouward T. Arsenault with 250,000 bottles.
A home of salvaged airplane parts. Designer by Urban Office Architecture of NY for a retired pilot.
Temple of a Million Bottles -Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew (Wilderness Temple of the Great Glass Pagoda)
The year was 1984, in the Sisaket province of northeastern Thailand. Buddhist monks tired of tripping over discarded Heineken bottles took matters into their own hands. This mosaic of Buddha under a Bodhi tree you are witnessing is made of beer bottle caps. The entire shrine, built on a deserted burial ground is made of 1.5 million bottles.
“House of Budweiser” – Beer Can House
An 800-foot Florida condo decked out floor-to-ceiling with Budweiser cans, in every room except the bathroom, was a 30 year project by beer aficionado.
Constructed by I-Beam Design of NY City, the inspiration for the Pallet House Project according to the website, “came from the fact that 84% of the world’s refugees could be housed with a year’s supply of recycled American pallets. With one and a half year of pallet production in the US alone, 33 million refugees can live in a Pallet House.
Nearly 21 million pallets end in landfills each year which can house over 40,000 refugees.
Pallets are specifically designed for transport and delivery – so cost is negligible when carrying shipments of food, medicine and other types of aid to refugees. A 250 square foot ‘Pallet House’ requires 100 recycled pallets nailed and lifted into place by 4-5 people using hand tools in under a week.
The site goes on, “Wooden shipping pallets provide an inexpensive, readily available, sustainable and highly versatile building module that empowers each family to build according to their own needs. Tarps or corrugated roofing prevent water penetration until enough locally available materials like earth, wood and thatch can be gathered to cover the exterior and fill the wall cavities for insulation. The Pallet House adapts to most climates on Earth and provides a longer lasting, more durable solution to housing some of the world’s 33 million displaced people who spend an average of 7 years in refugee camps.”
Shrine for Jesus
A castle made of hub caps, soda and bottle cans and metal scrap and 30 years of dedication. That is how long it took Cano Espinoza of Antonito, Colorado to build this shrine dedicated to Jesus for keeping him alive during his time in the Vietnam War.