Instead of cutting down trees, re-use glass bottles to form the structure of your home. Tom Kelly, a miner in treeless Rhyolite, Nevada, had this idea back in 1906. More than a century later, Rhyolite’s a ghost town—and Tom’s weird amalgam of 50,000 glass bottles is one of the few buildings still standing.
Glass Bottle Walls Around the World
An arts center in Deep Ellum, Texas. Source
Earth Ship Home. Note tires and cans as well.
Anna’s bottle house in Tucson, Arizona. Source
In Taos, another Earth Ship. Bright light, but private.
Kawakawa, New Zealand men’s public toilet close up. Designed by Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Kawakawa, New Zealand men’s public toilet from the outside.
Again in New Zealand: Carlucci Land, Happy Valley. Source
The Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens, North Carolina, a tribute to Minnie Evans.
Close up at Airlie Gardens.
The sides of the chapel. Source
Bottle Wall, Market Hall Altenrhein Switzerland. Designed by Austrian artist and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Hundertwasser bottle wall picture by eloisavh on Flickr.
Here’s an eclectic room. An artist’s studio in New Zealand.
Same New Zealand art studio. Looks more secure when you plaster in the bottlenecks.
Prince Edward Island Bottle House. Keith Watson on Flickr.
Glass wall Biotecture, Ireland.
Walkway at Wat Lan Kuat, Thai for “The Temple of One Million Bottles.”
Wat Lan Kuat (One Million Bottle Temple) in Khn Han, Eastern Thailand.
Tom Kelly’s Bottle House Rhyolite, Nevada, built in 1906. Source
EarthShip Photo: Earthship Kristen www.flickr.com
A wall made of cordwood and bottles.
Manuel Rapoport has built a house in Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina with 100% recycled ingredients. Tin cans for roofing and siding and merged whiskey bottles as windows. www.designopatagonia.com.
Charlie stagg’s bottle cave creation — photo by Lawrence Harris.
Tinker town, New Mexico. Source
Beer Bottle Walls. girlvsbeer.wordpress.com
Glass Bottle Home Decor
The Heineken WOBO (world bottle), an interlocking beer bottle. Mr. Heineken was a green thinker and designed bottle bricks so his beer bottles could be re-used. But the rest of the company wouldn’t go for it.
Glass bottle chair, just don’t try to use it to open beer.
And to go in your new bottle home, a beer bottle chandelier.
Better yet, this more stylish wine bottle chandelier. Source