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Houses That are Built Entirely from Trash

You won't believe what people have created from reclaimed materials and other things thrown in the trash.

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Glass House, Freetown Christiania, Denmark

Christiania, Denmark is an interesting place to begin with so a glass house isn’t out of character for an area in Denmark that is self-proclaimed autonomous. It’s home to around 1,000 people and began in 1971 when people started squatting in what was a military area.

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If merely having a silo on your property wasn’t enough some people have taken to converting old silos into new homes. Down in New Braunfels, Texas, the Gruene Homestead Inn has a silo available to rent for those curious about the living space. As you might imagine it does have a spiral staircase. The silo is a one-bedroom loft apartment built into a 1940s grain silo.

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Get Off the Grid

This property in Marble, Colorado stands in the midst of the Rocky Mountains and provides spectacular views. The residence is available on Airbnb and uses some recycled materials in its design. Satellite Wi-Fi and a landline keep guests connected in an otherwise remote location.

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MODS International Tiny Home

MODS International has partnered with Amazon to offer a $36,000 pre-fabricated home made from new shipping containers. How much does it cost to ship a shipping container home? That'll run about $3,754.49. Thinking about a tiny home? Check out these tiny home options.
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The Recycled House

For an avid recycler who knows what can be recycled, the Recycled House in Charlottesville, Virginia still might surprise. It took six years to collect the material used for The Recycled House, like the use of leftover granite for flooring and croquet balls along the railing.

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The Daisy House, Subiaco, Australia

Located just outside of Perth, Australia, The Daisy House used recycled bricks and old steel railway lines for joists and lintels.

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Cabana Floripa

Down in Florianopolis, Brazil, you’ll find one of the most stunning houses constructed with a massive amount of recycled glass bottles arranged in several innovative ways.

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Off the Rails

Sometimes it might feel like you’re on a train headed nowhere but this recycled train car will make you feel right at home. Located in Australia, The Royal, provides a more relaxing sleep than riding in a sleeping car on the tracks. The train cars come from a 1905 train that was restored.

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The Boulder model tiny home from Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses uses reclaimed corrugated tin and cedar boards prominently as siding. Inside portions of the home use old barn wood. This one with recycled house material starts at $35,000 and is available in 16-, 18- and 20-ft. trailers.

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Pocket Shelter

Aaron Maret’s Pocket Shelter tiny home puts an emphasis on using recycled and reclaimed material. From the pine floor to the barn wood siding. The entry doors are also reclaimed material.

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