Glass Bottle Walls and Houses and more...



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An arts center in Deep Ellum, Texas.  Source




earth ship bottle wall
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glass bottle wall

An Earth Ship
Home. Note tires and cans as well..  Source




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glass bottle house
Anna's bottle house in Tucson, Arizona.  Source




glass bottle wall
glass bottle wall
In Taos, another Earth Ship. Bring in light -- but keep your privacy.




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Kawakawa, New Zealand men's public toilet close up.




colored bottle window
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Kawakawa, New Zealand men's public toilet from the outside.
Designed by Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Source




bottles in cement walls
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Again in New Zealand -- Carlucci Land, Happy Valley. Source




glass bottle chapel

The Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens, North Carolina a tribute to Minnie Evans.




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Close up at Airlie.




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The sides of the chapel. Source




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Market Hall Altenrhein Switzerland. Designed by Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.




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Hundertwasser bottle wall picture by eloisavh on Flickr.




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Here's an eclectic room. An artist's studio in New Zealand. Source




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Same New Zealand art studio. Looks more secure when you plaster in the bottle necks.




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Prince Edward Island Bottle House. Photo by Keith Watson on Flickr.




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Glass wall Biotecture, Ireland.




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Walkway at Wat Lan Kuat, Thai for “The Temple of One Million Bottles.”





glass bottle temple

Wat Lan Kuat (One Million Bottle Temple) in Khn Han, Eastern Thailand.




glass bottle house
glass bottle house
Tom Kelly's Bottle House Rhyolite, Nevada.  Source




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EarthShip
Photo: Earthship Kristen
www.flickr.com



glass bottle wall

Manuel Rapoport has built a house in Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina with 100% recycled ingredients. Tin cans for roofing and siding and merged whiskey bottles as windows. www.designopatagonia.com.ar  Here is a video on the different ways to cut a glass bottle: www.youtube.com  And a how to make glass bottle bricks here: www.youtube.com


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glass bottle wall
A wall made of cordwood and bottles...



bottle tower

Duke's bottle house in Australia. Source



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glass bottle house
Charlie stagg's bottle cave creation -- photo by Lawrence Harris.


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Beer Bottle Walls
girlvsbeer.wordpress.com


heineken wobo

The Heineken wobo. Interlocking Heineken bottles.




heineken bottle bricks

Mr. Heineken was a green thinker and designed bottle bricks so his beer bottles could be re-used. But they never got filled. Read more...




tinckertown
glass bottle house
Tinkertown New Mexico. Source




glass bottle chair

Glass bottle chair. Source




glass bottle chandelier

And to go in your new bottle home, a beer bottle chandelier. Source





wine bottle chandelier

Better yet, this more stylish wine bottle chandelier.
Source



How-to, glass bottle bricks: www.youtube.com



Wiki page on glass bottle wall construction:
en.wikipedia.org



See the Recycled Glass Bottles Post as well:
www.inspirationgreen.com/recycled-glass-bottles





 

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lil
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foundation
Reply #76 on : Sun April 13, 2014, 00:30:49
Can you recomend a site to look at the building process. I would like suggestions on how to set foundations and also how to build the glass bottle wall without a frame? Is this possible on an entire building or do you think it needs a frame. I am just about to start my first attempt. Completely love it. :)
Sally
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bottle building
Reply #75 on : Sat December 14, 2013, 11:46:17
Love ideas that take so called trash and turn it into artistic and functional things/buildings or just plain beauty.
Julie
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #74 on : Thu October 24, 2013, 05:13:46
Great pics, and so very inspirational. I can't wait to start a project
Anonymous
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #73 on : Sat September 07, 2013, 10:15:10
I though i was the onely one to have such idéals and i am glad and pleased to see that's am not the onely one. Everything is realisable. Thank you for collection all those beautyfull pictures!
Have all fun by constructing all your bottle walls or buildings. Like Cindy Haviland i think already a long time to build a Green house with glass bottle. I was onely searching what to use as mortar, and i found an interesting article on Wikipédia: "Bottle wall" and much other informations are on the net too.
Dianne Andrews
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glass walls
Reply #72 on : Sun July 21, 2013, 11:16:11
How do you make these walls? Tom Kelly?
Fabulous and fun!
Terry & clayton McNeel
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #71 on : Tue July 16, 2013, 20:33:49
we is make a bottle wall.
jp thomas
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books on how to make a bottle wall
Reply #70 on : Fri June 28, 2013, 13:39:19
I hope one day I day I can make it out to see your place ,I'am trying to make my own glass bottle wall /shower and trying to find a book ,or website ..
love your work ,,jp Austin Texas
Lisa Foster
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glass bottle walls
Reply #69 on : Wed June 26, 2013, 21:37:30
this is so amazing ......in my "happy spot, JUST looking at these" thanks! STL MO
Ronan
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Glass buildings/walls
Reply #68 on : Tue May 28, 2013, 08:53:06
Thank you for sharing this beautiful page
Anonymous
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #67 on : Mon May 27, 2013, 19:54:05
very touching, creative and light full ...
Thank you for all the images.
Svargo F. Schuller
ELAINE
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show
Reply #66 on : Sun May 19, 2013, 16:53:45
muito show... tudo muito lindo... difícil só achar quem faz... isso é um lindo trabalho artístico...
Ángela
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #65 on : Sun May 12, 2013, 07:19:03
!!!impresionante!!!imaginación, creatividad, belleza..me encanta su trabajo.me gustaria ponerlo en practica,pero me falta la tecnica y recopilar muchas botellas. un saludo.
Heather
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #64 on : Tue April 16, 2013, 18:54:09
Hey, what a great site and collection of pictures. I have a blog about sustainable living and was wondering if you'd mind if I used some of your images for an entry on this topic. We're planning on replacing our bathroom window with wine bottles!
zep zuher
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glass wall
Reply #63 on : Thu March 07, 2013, 22:55:52
saya sangat menyukainya dan itu benar benar menginspirasi saya dimana dengan anggaran yang minim bisa terwujud rumah yang istimewa, dan ini merupakan perbuatan yang mulia karena sangat berdampak terhadap kelestarian lingkungan kita, sangat keren coy, thank's
Patrick
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Fantastic!
Reply #62 on : Sun March 03, 2013, 10:56:07
Thank you for putting this together. It is very inspiring.
Grace Staub
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bottles
Reply #61 on : Tue January 15, 2013, 13:23:09
nya, i guess it is okay.. my favoritw is Taos
Gigi
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bottle walls
Reply #60 on : Tue December 25, 2012, 20:41:50
Everything is amazing, love it!!!!!
I am going to build a Wall around a Caravan we have on the Property, can't wait and I will keep you informed how I am going.
A Friend of mine did ask if we also could use Silicon?
Thanks :)
Cindy Haviland
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Love this!
Reply #59 on : Sat November 17, 2012, 20:24:07
I want to build a green house with glass bottles. I think it would be so cool!
Tami mobley
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Glass bottle walls
Reply #58 on : Wed November 07, 2012, 15:01:45
I really want to build a recycled wine bottle wall/buffet in my back yard as a first bottle project but I do not know what to use as "mortar" between the bottles. I am having a hard time finding how to's on the subject.
Susan Schott
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Inspiration Green
Reply #57 on : Sat October 20, 2012, 11:28:55
This art puts you in another world
Maria
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WOW!!!
Reply #56 on : Thu October 18, 2012, 05:49:47
Love this site...the pics are outstanding!!!
Heidi Yeadon
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bottle houses
Reply #55 on : Tue October 09, 2012, 19:38:31
I was checking out 8 ghost towns in the US. Tge last one was the most fascinating. Its in Rhyolite, NV. I Googled for more photos which led me to your site. VERY, very cool. :-) Not only did I have fun seeing allk the ghost towns but digging deeper led me to some amazing uses of recycled bottles. So nicethat the creative, artsy, architectural part works so beautifully with GREEN!! :-)
Sequoia Warner
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #54 on : Thu August 23, 2012, 01:00:49
Fantastic post, I am going to share. Some very lovely ideas.
Kirk
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Open Bottles
Reply #53 on : Sat August 04, 2012, 14:02:36
I would think if you have open bottles, you could always just recap them, a capper is cheap ~$20 and caps are really cheap like 100 for $1
Christine
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LOVE the recycled glass
Reply #52 on : Wed July 25, 2012, 21:28:22
Thanks for creating this website. I'm a huge fan of recycling glass, tile, fabric, etc. The photos in this site are inspirational!!!
Keiren
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@ Ron
Reply #51 on : Thu June 28, 2012, 17:11:28
Wow, Liking the idea of wrapping the bottles in metal flashing! There is an image on the Recycled glass bottles post under Art that shows two bottles combined. I'll add the picture to this post as well. Hope you get to build your wall one day!
Ron
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making bottle walls
Reply #50 on : Thu June 28, 2012, 12:18:05
I saw a beautiful use of bottles in a wall on one of those home improvement shows. The people put glass jars on the bottle opening end, then wrapped the whole thing in metal sheeting/flashing before casting in cement. They claimed the metal reflected more light into the house, and adding the jars on the other end eliminated the open ends and gave it a neater look. I've thought about cutting bottles in half and using the lower halves and/or jars, so both sides of a wall would show the bottoms, which I think are more atteractive.
Stephanie
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The Amazing Oil Bottle House at Disney's California Adventure
Reply #49 on : Tue June 19, 2012, 16:58:25
Have any of you seen or heard about the new Amazing Oil Bottle House at Disney's California Adventure? It is in the queue for the new Cars Land ride Radiator Springs Racers, and this is the first time I had ever seen one of these before. It was so beautiful, I started doing research and happened upon this page. So glad to know there are ideas and instructions out there so we can maybe try a small-scale wall at our home!

Check out pictures here of the Disney queue here:

http://damouse.com/2012/06/13/step-inside-radiator-springs-at-cars-land-in-disney-california-adventure-part-8/
Keiren
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too Kari and Joanne
Reply #48 on : Fri June 08, 2012, 20:29:40
I would think if the bottles are mostly submerged in the mud/cement, there would still be plenty of bottle to grip, so no need to remove the labels.

But, looking at all the pictures above, I see not one label in any of the houses built with bottles! For aesthetic reasons I would remove them. (Soaking in tubs of water?) But if they are going to be submerged in cement, I would not go through all that effort. If I find out anymore I'll keep you posted. Thanks for writing.

As to mosquitoes - I am against all nasty chemicals, and keeping a whole building saturated with essential oils sound expensive. I am stumped!
Kari
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Labels - To remove or not remove?
Reply #47 on : Fri June 08, 2012, 12:36:33
I am wondering when building a glass bottle wall with concrete and bottles will not be seen, is it necessary to remove the labels? I am building a retaining wall so the wall will be subject to some water seepage. Labels, I would think, would impede the gluing process of the mortar - what do you think? Remove the labels from the 3000 bottles or not necessary?
Joanne
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Mosquitoes in bottle walls?
Reply #46 on : Mon May 28, 2012, 11:02:18
Hi, I have read that some people leave the bottle tops open on outdoor walls. If you do that, is there a way to stop the moquitoes from breeding inside the bottles?
t
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bottle walls
Reply #45 on : Fri May 25, 2012, 15:57:48
these are amazing
tomato creek farmers
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re: glass bottle walls
Reply #44 on : Wed April 25, 2012, 20:01:29
We did test panels and set them out on the deck over winter in NW PA, to see if they would freeze and break, and how much mortar was needed. This year we plan to build our dream wall, in a mosaic of water and sky and palm tree, with the necks facing out. I saw a wall a long time ago, with morning glories growing around the exposed necks, and it was fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.
jo
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #43 on : Sun April 15, 2012, 16:45:44
cooleo men
Joelle Pterson
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glass bottles
Reply #42 on : Mon March 05, 2012, 18:49:54
I really love how the glass looks in all of the things made, I can see this in so many of my ideas for the home I would love to help build with my boyfriend. The colors and the way it can help heat up places, very beautiful. All those bottles we have in drinks and other can be turned into art in the yard. Makes me want to plan many garden spots!
Shahid Latif
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Glass Wall
Reply #41 on : Mon March 05, 2012, 05:36:48
It very impressive and attractive.
Trash To Treasure
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Very cool, shared!!
Reply #40 on : Wed February 15, 2012, 02:11:49
Too freaking awesome, I have seen a few bottle walls but nothing like this. LOVE IT! I am an artist who works with recycled materials and found these works just plain fascinating. Thanks!

http://trash2-treasure.blogspot.com/
Bart
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Glass bottle walls and windows
Reply #39 on : Fri February 10, 2012, 23:55:02
This is what I have wanted to do in my shed for years. As soon as the weather gets warm enough I am going to remove my boring window and install a bottle window. The pictures are great. Thanks
jaymesue
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bottle art
Reply #38 on : Sat February 04, 2012, 09:28:47
Thank you for sharing this site- its absolutely amazing. We are building an outdoor shower on our ecostead in hawaii and this was perfect inspiration.
dale lewis
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bottles in walls
Reply #37 on : Mon January 16, 2012, 11:09:31
Fascinating. Have a look on Google at the Owl House in New Bethesda ~ South Africa.
Anonymous
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #36 on : Sat December 03, 2011, 14:00:09
breath taking....just amazing
gennie heaven
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amazing
Reply #35 on : Sun November 13, 2011, 17:22:04
isn't it amazing the brilliance GOD gives us to use each and every way. truly simplistic yet ...
Anonymous
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Re: Glass Bottle Walls
Reply #34 on : Sat November 05, 2011, 19:58:54
Hi there Amy,

Thanks for writing. There is a wiki page on glass bottle walls with a bit of instruction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottle_wall

I have yet to make one - or to have worked with cement ever! So, I am sorry to say I am lacking in knowledge to give any advice! Do hope you get to build your wall and it turns out great though!

Best, Keiren
Amy Stephenson
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construction question
Reply #33 on : Thu November 03, 2011, 11:54:24
am wanting to build a partial wall for a hot tub enclosure and wanted to ask what kind of concrete or mortor is used or if there are any instructions on how to build a wall
Anna Winskill
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Stunning
Reply #32 on : Mon October 24, 2011, 05:58:13
The creations on here are absolutely stunning, I've been cluttering up my small back patio with empty bottles intending to use them in a building project somewhere, somehow, but now am about to have a wetroom wall limeplastered and BINGO! Need to get drinking again!!
Julianne Felton
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glass bottles as art/architecture
Reply #31 on : Fri August 12, 2011, 12:37:58
Beautiful and inspiring!
Desert Flower
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Glass Bottles
Reply #30 on : Fri August 05, 2011, 22:58:23
WOW !
What GR8 Ideas !
Just loVe Them All....
Thx 4 Sharing
Joy Fox
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bottle walls
Reply #29 on : Mon May 16, 2011, 16:08:27
very very cool! I'm inspired, and will perhaps rethink my next composter toilet at Wattle Hollow, in Arkansas, to include more bottle art, along with cob walls.
Eileen
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Glass bottle wall or greenhouse
Reply #28 on : Tue May 10, 2011, 15:48:17
How do you build a glass bottle wall? What materials do you need?
Danielle
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Construction Details
Reply #27 on : Mon May 02, 2011, 14:21:06
The wiki bottle wall site is helpfull however, are there any construction details anywhere that give more of a visual guid on building walls or benches with glass bottles in them?
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