Blogging the New York Times: A Man's 6-Pack Can Serve as His Castle

Blogging the New York Times: A Man's 6-Pack Can Serve as His Castle

Stephanie Kinnear
Mar 12, 2008

This story is one part mad obsession and one part recycling phenomenon.

When we're finished with a six-pack of beer, we throw the bottles into the recycling. Sometimes we even make business cards out of the cardboard case. But we've never really considered how we might turn the vessel of our favorite beverage into a home improvement material.

John Milkovisch did.

Milkovisch, who died in 1988, spent the better part of his life siding his Houston home and workshop with flattened beer cans. He even made shade-providing garlands from the beer can tops.

The home is now a museum of sorts -- and you can tour it for one dollar.

What do you think -- resourceful or ridiculous?

Read the whole story here.

image via nytimes.com

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