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Bottle Houses - Did You Ever Hear of Such a Thing

Bottle Houses - Did You Ever Hear of Such a Thing

Thank you to Miriam Gaddis, who today entered a brief post about bottle houses on her blog.  Having never heard of bottle houses, I clicked on her post and then Googled "bottle houses" just to see what I would find.

What an interesting topic.  In the early 1900's, folks would build houses out of bottles when bricks, wood, and other building materials were scarce.  Later, several innovative people built bottle house attractions, either for the fun of it or as an exercise in recycling.

Personally, I've always had an affinity for glass containers.  Bottles, jars, vases, you name it - something about the smooth, cool qualities of glass draws me to these vessels.  So the idea of a house built from bottles is, to my mind, a delightful project.

If you would like to learn more about bottle houses, take a look at the links below.  Perhaps you'll be inspired to build your own.

Blog post by Miriam Gaddis

Bottle Houses and a Little History

The Bottle Houses of Prince Edward Island web site

Old Bottle Houses of Nevada


Video of Rhyolite Bottle House




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Comment balloon 5 commentsKathryn Acciari • January 09 2010 11:30AM


I hadn't seen bottle houses either.  Thanks for sharing.  I have seen windows made from the round bottoms of bottles....  But, entire houses - OH MY!

Posted by Jill Schmidt almost 10 years ago

Hi Kathryn ~ This kind of thing is right up my alley. Thanks for the links!


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) almost 10 years ago

Jill:  It's fun to find something new, isn't it? 

Elizabeth:  That's great - enjoy!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Interesting post!  I had no idea that there are a couple of these structures right here in my SoCal backyard.  It seems like a fun kind of construction and something that should be of interest to those involved in the 'green' movement.  Thanks for the post!

Posted by Michael J. O'Connor, Eastvale - 951-847-4883 (Diamond Ridge Realty) over 9 years ago

Michael, they are quite intriguing, aren't they?  I hope to visit some of these.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 9 years ago