Mar 6, 2008

Houses With A Difference.

Most of the houses are built from usual stuff. But these houses are the ones we don't see regularly; they have something different & unique in each of them. The main material used in their construction is …………

House made from paper.

House made from paper.(Image: Credit).
The Paper House is an actual house made from paper. It was built in 1922 by Mr. Elis F. Stenman, a mechanical engineer, who created building block material purely out of newspaper (about 100,000 newspapers were used). The only wood used in the house was for the frame, floor & roofs. The house was built with electricity & had running water but no bathroom.

Edible house.

Edible house.Home built with 100% living nutrients.

House made from scrap.

House made from scrap (5) 1
House made from scrap (5) 2Standing at over 4300 sq. feet, the awe-inspiring structure is the house made out of scrap. Designed by Single Speed Design, won the firm AIA/BSA Housing Design Award.

Here is another one:

House made from scrap (5) 3
House made from scrap (5) 4This is what you get when you challenge a rockstar team of San Francisco architects, artists, contractors, city officials, & engineers to construct a house using only scrap. This one was constructed by using material from junkyards, spending less than $3,000 on the whole house!

The cardboard house.

The cardboard house. 1
The cardboard house. 2An excellent environmentally sustainable option for housing & being extremely low cost & transportable, these could be used in a wide variety of applications.

House made of straw.

House made of straw (3) 1
House made of straw (3) 2
House made of straw (3) 3Another one of the eco-friendly & recyclable material. Using straw bales a well insulated incredibly sturdy, beautiful house can be created.

House made from bamboo.

House made from bamboo(Image: Credit).
Building material which is up to 50 times stronger than oak yet lighter than steel & concrete, which is flexible & aesthetically pleasing & is highly rated for its green credentials - bamboo.

House made of steel.

House made of steel. 1
House made of steel. 2To be precise 110 tons of steel is been used in the cool design by Robert Bruno, architect for his own house in Texas & the construction took about twenty-three years.

House made of gold.

House made of gold  1
House made of gold 2We aren't sure of this one, as somewhere it doesn't make practical sense. Perhaps can this be the work of photoshop or a palace of some Sheik?

House made of ice.

House made of ice 1
House made of ice 2Microsoft's "Digital House" made completely of ice.

House made of balloon.

House made of balloon. (Image credit: Balloonmanor).

House made from bottles.

House made from bottles 1
House made from bottles. 2What better way can it be to recycle numerous empty bottles than to build a house from it!

House made from cans.

House made from cans 1
House made from cans 2This house is made from cans, certainly living up to the green spirit perhaps.

House made of mud.

House made of mud. (Image: Credit).

House made of glass.

House made of glass. Glass house - any takers for this one!

Other Posts:
World At Night.
Under Construction.
Presidential Palaces.
Colorful Vegetables & Fruits.
Interesting & Funny Men's Restrooms.


cara.portland said...

Venus, I love your blog and look forward to something interesting every day. I'm really impressed with your ability to find and build interesting photo essays. Are you from Portland? I got that impression somehow. I am in Portland too.

Venus said...

Hi Cara, thanks for the compliment. We do have some posts today as usual, hope you will enjoy these too. Na we aren’t from Portland.

Millana said...

you can add one more hose
UPSIDE DOWN house built in Poland
Google Maps:,+Kartuski,+Pomerania,+Poland&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=24.594583,59.765625&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,54.220365,18.102738&ll=54.230421,18.102722&spn=0.03532,0.11673&z=13&om=1

worth to mention it :]

Venus said...

Millana, thanks for the info. We already have a post on 'Upside Down Houses' & here is the URL: