We all know home is where the heart is, but it can also be where the garbage is–and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. What better way to build a home than with materials that would have otherwise gone to waste?
A home made with recycled materials might not, at first glance, go hand-in-hand with the word “luxury.” But, you have to admit, living in a place that does both the environment and your wallet a favor must be a pretty great feeling.
This modern-looking home was built with old grain silos. Which would be impressive even if it didn’t look like a cool spaceship.
This Australian home was constructed using recycled egg cartons. Hey, if it can protect something as precious as an egg, why not your family?
This Lindisfarne, England home was built out of an upside down boat someone found on the shore.
The Alfredo Santa Cruz family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina made their very own home out of plastic bottles that they had collected over the years.
No, this house isn’t much–but it doesn’t cost much, either. $500 for a home of your own? Not bad.
While you might not want to throw any stones while living in this house, you will want to check out how cool it must look in the inside when the sun is out.
Not all recycle materials are the kind of things you’d find in a local junkyard.
This home, designed by French architectural firm St. André-Lang, runs about $8,705 and is is located in the protected parklands of Muttersholtz, France.
The Beer Can House came to be when owner John figured it would be easier than any other alternative. “I guess I just thought it was a good idea. And it’s easier than painting.”
Corrugated Fiberboard is hard to recycle, but luckily, fairly easy to turn into an environmentalist dream home.
These places look awesome! I’d live in them even if it wasn’t good for the environment. Especially that corn cob house. If they can keep the local birds from pecking at it, that is.