The Ecovillage Findhorn Offers Sustainable Homes Made From Whisky Vats

By: Misel Saban - Aug 3, 2016
References: ecovillagefindhorn & coolmaterial
In Scotland resides the Findhorn Ecovillage that provides sustainable housing constructed using repurposed whisky vats that have been transformed into livable abodes. The vats are collected from the Fife Haig distillery and offer a sizeable, curved homes for consumers to live in. The design offers a way to repurpose unwanted wooden products into residential homes.

The vats are large-scale production barrels used to brew massive quantities of the liquor at the Haig distillery. While no longer in use, the vats offer an already built wooden structure that has been converted into homes by repurposing the wood and metal from the vats in the wall paneling, roofing and overall framework of the homes. The project shows a way that materials can be recycled from one industry and serviced in another.