13 Homes made out of strange material
Everybody thinks of his dream house, but only some of them thinks to build their houses like this.
A copy of the oldest coffee shop in Nivelles, Belgium. Only this store is made out of 14,000 cases of beer Carlsberg. Construction began in August 2007 in an attempt to set a new world record for the largest building of beer crates.
In 2009, the leading Surrey ´Top Gearª James May and about 1,000 volunteers built the world’s first full house of Legos. On the construction took 3.3 million plastic bricks. The house has a toilet and shower.
A Chinese worker built this unusual “egg” house, because he could not afford to rent an apartment in Beijing. This cabin is made of bamboo poles, bags of seeds and wood shavings. The house stands in the courtyard of an apartment complex.
Artist Tito Ingeneri from Argentina built a house of more than 30,000 bottles.
A Palestinian in southern Gaza, built a house of sandbags. He used sand instead of cement, steel and gravel.
An herbal home on Hardangervidda in Norway.
This Nissen hut, originally built as barracks for the soldiers of the Second World War, has become a modern home thanks to the skill and ingenuity Ann Lewis and her husband. In October 2006 the house was put up for sale for almost $600,000.
This house was built almost entirely of garbage, including used car tires.
Porcelain Museum “Chinese House” in the coastal town of Tianjin is covered by millions of pieces of antique porcelain and 20 tons of crystal. The construction took five years.
The corridor to the ice hotel in Sweden – the world’s first ice hotel. The temperature in the room is equal to -5 C.
“City-container” in East London is using old shipping containers and turning them into living quarters. A construction company Urban Space Management has established more than 15 such homes.
76-year-old Maria Pons against her house made of plastic bottles in the village of El BorbollÛn in 2007. She built a house out of bottles because she could not afford to buy a more comfortable home.
Caroline Barry built a house out of straw bales, timber and plastic bottles.