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2011/064: Beer Can House (2)

Back of the house. The “lemon tree” was made by John Milkovisch’s wife, Mary.

14 responses

  1. Becky Sue

    Fascinating. Does someone live in it or is it just for display?

    5. March, 2011 at 07:05

    • Becky Sue

      I just visited the website and I’m guessing that no one lives in it since it’s open for tours on the weekend.

      5. March, 2011 at 07:12

  2. Dear Hubby

    The story was that it started out because the guy didn’t want to mow his yard anymore. He started all the yard concrete decorations. Then it was the curtains along the front and sides. Because the curtains offered so much sun protections (lowering his A/C bill)and because he never wanted to paint it again he decided to side the house. He told his wife it would be just a border but kept on going and as it progress the energy bill kept dropping. It is a walk through beer can technology and brands but very noisy.

    5. March, 2011 at 07:38

    • Thanks Honey 🙂 Guess you paid more attention to that bit of video we saw than I did. All I remember is that she let him do whatever he wanted with the outside, as long as she got to do what she wanted with the inside of the house.

      6. March, 2011 at 05:50

  3. doreen3boys

    that is one bizsrre house. you must’ve in heaven though, a photog’s dream……sort of?? lol! great pics!

    5. March, 2011 at 09:52

    • It was really neat, Doreen. I would have loved to take pictures inside, though. They had some beer cans on display (some that I’ve never seen or even heard of), and you could see his workshop, and tools he used. There was more of his “art” displayed inside the house, too.

      6. March, 2011 at 05:53

  4. LOL.. Well I think creating it must have been a blast, but I’m not sure I’d want to live their when the wind is blowing…

    5. March, 2011 at 17:19

    • Looked like it was a LOT of work, too! It was windy when we were there, and it sounded like a giant windchime.

      6. March, 2011 at 05:54

  5. LOVE the last shot!

    5. March, 2011 at 17:50

    • Thank you! If I remember correctly, that was the “chain link” fence…. or could have been a gate.

      6. March, 2011 at 05:56

  6. Wow. I would LOVE to see this place, but I better not take my husband along or he’ll get ideas. 😉

    All of the shots are good, but I especially like the last three. Wonderful!

    5. March, 2011 at 19:13

    • LOL If he gets any ideas, just threaten to paint the house when he’s done…. pink! 😉
      Thanks, Robin. Those last three are my favorites, too.

      6. March, 2011 at 05:57

  7. I LOVE it!

    8. March, 2011 at 21:08

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