11 Jul '11, 5pm

30 Eco-Chic Houses Made of 10 Types of Recycled Materials

30 Eco-Chic Houses Made of 10 Types of Recycled Materials

Recycled glass windows, plexiglass panels and even waste glass are transformed into light-filled homes. Kolonihavehus by artist Tom Fruin may not be a functioning house, but it’s certainly a source of inspiration for people looking to build green reclaimed houses; it’s made entirely out of used plexiglass panels, which the artist colored to create a stained glass effect. Another home in Freetown Christiania, a commune in Copenhagen, was built in the ’60s using reclaimed windows – bet they’ve never had to turn on a light in the daytime. And finally, though it might not be pretty, the bottom house is an inexpensive modular home with a build time of less than a week that was made from processed waste glass.

Full article: http://webecoist.com/2011/07/11/30-eco-chic-houses-made-o...

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