Tento domček vyzerá celkom normálne. Pohľad zblízka všetko zmení!

Edouard Arsenault postavil pre svoju rodinu utešený domček v krásnom prostredí na kanadskom Ostrove princa Edwarda. Na tom by samozrejme nebolo nič zvláštne, keby išlo o obyčajný dom. Dom spolu s malou kaplnkou sú totiž postavené z vyhodených sklených fliaš.  Pri stavbe ich Edouard spotreboval neuveriteľných 12 tisíc. Všetky fľaše vlastnoručne nazbieral na odpadových skládkach po celej krajine. Výstavba týchto unikátnych diel mu trvala menej ako pol roka.

S výstavbou domu začal Edouard vo veku 66 rokov a rodina ho istý čas používala ako víkednový domček. Neustály prísun turistov, ktorí chceli dom vidieť zblízka, však nakoniec rodinu presvedčil, aby ho prenajali na komerčné účely. Dnes je z fľašového domu vyhľadávaná turistická atrakcia. Pozrite si túto výnimočnú stavbu zblízka.

From far away, you really can’t tell what makes this house so special, although it’s right in front of your eyes.

Yet when you get a little closer, you can see the muse, the main material, builder Édouard T. Arsenault used to build this incredible house in 1980.

He was 66 when he built it.

The six-gabled house is made of bottles.

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The house was inspired by a postcard he received from his daughter of a glass bottle castle in British Columbia.

Soon after getting the postcard, he wanted to build his own bottle house, and began collecting glass bottles from his community in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

This house has three main sections, measures 280 square feet, and has mesmerizing patterns created from the careful selection of bottle colors and sizes.

Over six months, Édouard used 85 bags cement and12,000 bottles to build this home.

But he didn’t stop there. He also built a chapel made of bottles as well.

It is an amazing space complete with bottle pews and an altar.

At sunset, the glass bottles behind the altar are illuminated and a rainbow of colors splash in.

He also built a bottle tavern in 1982. This building is in the shape of a hexagon and uses 8,000 glass bottles.

On the bar is a selection of Édouard’s favorite glass bottles from his personal collection.

Whenever Édouard came across a special bottle, he preferred to keep it, rather than use it in his buildings. The bottles he collected came mostly from local restaurants, dance halls, friends, relatives, and neighbors.

The house, chapel, and tavern have been included in <i>Ripley’s Believe It or Not</i> and <i>1000 Places to See Before You Die</i>.

He even made his own representation of the postcard bottle that inspired the creation on his property.

zdroj: littlethings