13 houses of strange materials

Houses are different. And if one of us is looking for a higher price, but poshikarnee, some decide to build a house for yourself ... and, from scrap materials. Unfortunately, many do not do it just on a whim, but because they can not afford adequate housing for some reason. In any case, all these houses rather unusual and all without exception are built from unusual materials.






A copy of the oldest coffee shop in Nivelles, Belgium. Only this store is made 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, a leading Surrey «Top Gear» James May and about 1,000 volunteers built the world's first full house of Lego. The construction took 3, 3 million plastic bricks. The house has a toilet and shower.




Chinese workers built this unusual "egg" house, because he could not afford to rent an apartment in Beijing. This cabinet is made of bamboo sticks, bags of seeds and wood shavings. The house stands in the yard of a residential complex.




Artist Tito Ingeneri from Argentina built a house of more than 30,000 bottles.




One Palestinian in southern Gaza built a house of sandbags. He used sand instead of cement, steel and gravel, because I did not have enough materials.



But the house on a grassy plateau Hardangervidda in Norway.



This Nissen hut, originally built as a barracks for the soldiers of the Second World War, has become a modern house thanks to the skill and ingenuity Ann Lewis and her husband. In October 2006, the house was put up for sale for almost 500,000 pounds.



This house was built almost entirely of waste, including used tires.



Porcelain Museum "Chinese House" in the coastal town of Tianjin covered with millions of pieces of old china and 20 tons of crystal. The construction took five years.



Corridor in 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 a old cargo containers, which turned into the living room, including a studio for artists. Using this technique, the company-builder «Urban Space Management» has created more than 15 such homes.



76-year-old Maria Pons on the background of his house, made from plastic bottles, in the village of El Borbollón in 2007. She built a house made of bottles, because she could not afford to buy a more comfortable accommodation.



Caroline Barry built a house out of straw bales, lumber and plastic bottles. House electrified, all power comes from solar panels, hydro and wind turbines.



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