10 Apr '12, 9am

House Made of a Billion Euro Notes Opens to the Public

House Made of a Billion Euro Notes Opens to the Public

You've read about it , and now it's open: the Billion Euro House . Yes folks, it's a little house made out of shredded bank notes. Everything, from the kitchen counter to the loo is covered in decommissioned euro notes. Don't be confused: the euro is still the official currency of Ireland. But the Irish economy has hit the bottom, so the museum is a memorial for the death of the Irish dream. The artist, Frank Buckley , is living in the apartment and has been working on his creation 12 hours a day since last year. Luckily his landlord thinks his idea is a lark and the Central Bank of Ireland supplied the 1.4 billion in shredded money. The house comprises 3 rooms; a living room, bedroom and bathroom, with a gallery space at the front of the house. On the outside, the currency acts as insulation. So let's take a look (along with everyone else who has been lining up to see it ...

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