This Sustainable Home is Made from Reused Tires and Glass Bottles

By: David Ingram - Oct 28, 2015
References: watertowndailytimes & homecrux
This eco-friendly home located in Lorraine, France is made from a combination of recycled tires and glass bottles.

Measuring in at 4,000 square feet, the 'Cronk House' was built almost single-handedly by Anthony S. Cronk and uses a total of approximately 1,300 recycled tires and 10,000 wine and liquor bottles. Discarded tires were methodically stacked and filled with mud to make up the base of this sustainable home. The mud is able to act as a thermal mass of insulation for the home, and during the day draws heat until nightfall when it discards of it.

Glass bottles were used to create light fixtures and other decorations throughout the inside and outside of the building. The structure was also specially positioned to draw rainwater for use in the home, and also strategically angled to draw heat during the winter and prevent overheating during the summer.