15 Dec '11, 6pm

Beautiful Home Built from Salvaged Car Parts (Video)

Beautiful Home Built from Salvaged Car Parts (Video)

Fair Companies /Video screen capture An awful lot of cars end up in junk yards. And that means an awful lot of waste. Green architect Karl Wanaselja has built a stunning home in Berkeley, California using salvaged car panels for siding and minivan windows for awning and windows. But that's just the beginning of how awesome this house is. Fair Companies /Video screen capture From its relatively small footprint to its passive solar construction, the house has been built for both performance and comfort. But its the careful effort that went in to sourcing the parts that is, for me at least, most striking. Fair Companies /Video screen capture The siding, for example, had to be salvaged from very specific cars to match Wanaselja's vision in terms of color, but also to take into account that most cars that end up in junk yards aren't in the best condition. Fair Companies /Video ...

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