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Plastic bottle house (in Serbia with pictures)
ananova ^ | September 2007

Posted on 09/20/2007 8:06:22 AM PDT by joan

A Serbian maths professor has celebrated his retirement by moving into a house he built himself entirely out of plastic bottles.

It took five years and 13,500 bottles for Tomislav Radovanovic, from the central town of Kragujevac, to build the 60sq metre house.

He told the national news agency Tanjug that he hopes to enter the Guinness Book of Records and has already sent them an application.

Only the foundation of the property is concrete, and all other parts of the house are made of plastic bottles that he had been collecting for years.

Even the kitchen furniture and windows are made of plastic bottles.

Radovanovic said his former students had helped him build the property by collecting the bottles he needed.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chatroom

1 posted on 09/20/2007 8:06:23 AM PDT by joan
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To: kronos77; Bokababe; DTA
He doesn't really live in it, it is just a novelty house: "The house is comfortable and it practically cost me nothing," Radovanovic said, noting that the bottles make good heat insulators. He acknowledged that he would be spending little time in the building, but explained: "In case of an earthquake, I would prefer being in this house than in a brick residence."
2 posted on 09/20/2007 8:07:24 AM PDT by joan
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To: joan
Only the foundation of the property is concrete

WTF? I can see brick/cement pillars and roof...

3 posted on 09/20/2007 8:08:07 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: joan

Heavens to recycling! Make it all mixers and the party never ends.


4 posted on 09/20/2007 8:08:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: joan

He should build a chimney out of bottle tops....just to cap it off.


5 posted on 09/20/2007 8:10:03 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: joan

“Only the foundation of the property is concrete”

And the pillars, and the roof... Don’t you hate it when journalists are so ignorant they can’t identify things in their own supporting photos?!
Otherwise, a cool house. I don’t think I’d want it next to mine though.


6 posted on 09/20/2007 8:12:02 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( Terrorism is a symptom, ISLAM IS THE DISEASE!)
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To: joan

If the women don’t find you handsome, they might as well find you handy.


7 posted on 09/20/2007 8:13:00 AM PDT by Notary Sojac ("If it ain't broken, fix it 'till it is" - Congress)
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To: 2banana
Me too, but I guess that would make it safer in a fire (if someone really did live in it). Before the pictures I was thinking a fire would turn the house into a mountain of molten plastic which would cover the inhabitants, but with the mortar and concrete, one can see it is mainly built in large window-like panels of plastic bottles all around. But wouldn't plastic also release more poisons if it burned than a typical home?
8 posted on 09/20/2007 8:13:23 AM PDT by joan
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To: joan

“No, no, I won’t live in that, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin.”


9 posted on 09/20/2007 8:14:57 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: joan

The bottle infill for the railings is especially ugly, but I appreciate the concept.

Wonder if he has bricks in his refrigerator?


10 posted on 09/20/2007 8:16:09 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This post sold by weight, not volume. Some settling of content may have occurred during shipment.)
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To: Notary Sojac

I’m a man
But, I can change
If I have to
I guess.........


11 posted on 09/20/2007 8:17:15 AM PDT by lmailbvmbipfwedu
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To: joan
Beer can house in Houston Tx

12 posted on 09/20/2007 8:17:17 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: bmwcyle
Here in Central Europe PET bottles are very prominent.
While the public water is fine, most people buy mineral water which comes in the PET bottles.
I go through at least one a day.
Of course there are also the soft drinks and even the daily bulk wine that I buy is put into PET bottles.
13 posted on 09/20/2007 8:18:34 AM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: joan

People who live in plastic bottle houses shouldn’t throw parties...


14 posted on 09/20/2007 8:19:53 AM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: evets

The beer can house builder, judging by his name - John Milkovisch - may be an ethnic Serb too.


15 posted on 09/20/2007 8:20:12 AM PDT by joan
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
"...I don’t think I’d want it next to mine though....

You and me both; there is a house in Houston made of beer cans; and even though it is on the other side of town, and I rent an apartment,

IT'S STILL TOO CLOSE TO MY HOUSE.

16 posted on 09/20/2007 8:21:17 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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To: joan

More power to him....but I’d not wanna be in that house when there’s a fire.


17 posted on 09/20/2007 8:24:48 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (1/27 Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: joan

'Cheers' to the late John Milkovisch.
When I was a kid, they called us 'Hunkies'.
I guess it was slang for 'Hungarian'. I'm actually Croatian.
18 posted on 09/20/2007 8:25:02 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: joan

Beer Can House (Houston)

19 posted on 09/20/2007 8:27:09 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: evets
"When I was a kid, they called us 'Hunkies'. I guess it was slang for 'Hungarian'. I'm actually Croatian."

More likely Bohemians - Bohunks. Lots of them moved to Texas and other places in search of farmland and a better way of life.

20 posted on 09/20/2007 8:30:12 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: lmailbvmbipfwedu

Quando omni flunkus moritati!


21 posted on 09/20/2007 8:38:39 AM PDT by Notary Sojac ("If it ain't broken, fix it 'till it is" - Congress)
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To: joan

Inside house made from bottles in Calico, Calif.

22 posted on 09/20/2007 8:47:55 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: evets

Does it make whistling and windchime-like sounds when the wind gusts?


23 posted on 09/20/2007 8:58:15 AM PDT by joan
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To: evets
Beer Bottle house. Built 1905. http://www.agilitynut.com/h/rhyolite.html
24 posted on 09/20/2007 9:01:52 AM PDT by CJ Wolf (Tagline space for rent. FRmail me for prices and terms and conditions. willing to barter...)
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To: CJ Wolf

LOL

The grand-daddy of em all. Used to drive past this on the way to Tonopah and points East of there - weekly.

Nevada is full of old mining town with more than a little odd in the way of buildings.

Then there is Midas NV, the world largest junkyard.....


25 posted on 09/20/2007 9:26:30 AM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: Nightshift

ping...


26 posted on 09/20/2007 9:30:23 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: N. Theknow
He should build a chimney out of bottle tops....just to cap it off.

ROFL!

We have a winner!

27 posted on 09/20/2007 9:31:12 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: joan

He can change the color of his house by just filling the bottles with different color stuff.

Still, it’s about the ugliest house I think I have ever seen and a huge waste of effort.

I think someone should send a photo to the “Webster” folks - the ones who publish dictionaries. The photo might be useful under the entries for “Tacky”, “Kitschy”, “trashy”, etc.


28 posted on 09/20/2007 9:34:48 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: evets
When I was a kid, they called us 'Hunkies'. I guess it was slang for 'Hungarian'. I'm actually Croatian.

In the Pittsburgh/SW PA area, anyone Slavic was/is a Hunkie, and I heard it was slang for Hungarian, specifically for Slavs emigrating from the Austro-Hungarian region. I heard that a lot from my Pittsburgh relatives, though I grew up north of there. I'm not Hungarian either. I still occasionally make 'Hunkie soul food', i.e. noodles with cooked cabbage, pierogies, etc.

29 posted on 09/20/2007 9:38:23 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Finally catching up with posting...)
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To: 2banana; joan

.. yup , his version of Highly Combustible Siding


30 posted on 09/20/2007 9:42:06 AM PDT by Dad yer funny (FoxNews is morphing , and not for the better ,... internal struggle? Its hard to watch)
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To: joan

So that’s what Ricardo Monteban has been up to.


31 posted on 09/20/2007 9:53:58 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Support America, Support Duncan Hunter for President.)
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To: joan

I once saw a photo of a house built from empty jars of embalming fluid. IIRC it was somewhere in Southeast Asia.


32 posted on 09/20/2007 10:00:59 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: joan

Seriously, in third world countries with warm climates, plastic bottles filled with dirt or sand would make good walls. Build a simple box frame out of 6 x 6s, and then fill in the walls with these “bricks.” The holes could be back-filled with clay, dirt, rags or paper.


33 posted on 09/20/2007 10:21:04 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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