Sunday, September 23, 2007

Plastic Fantastic

We’ll Drink To This Achievement

A Serbian maths professor has celebrated his retirement by moving into a house he built himself - entirely out of plastic bottles. It took five years and 13,500 bottles for Tomislav Radovanovic, from the central town of Kragujevac, to build the 60 square metre house. He hopes to enter the Guinness Book of Records and has already sent them an application. Only the foundation of the property is concrete, and all other parts of the house are made of plastic bottles that he had been collecting for years. Even the kitchen furniture and windows are made of plastic bottles. To see a picture of the house, go to Ananova.

FOOTNOTE: People who live in plastic houses shouldn’t stow thrones.

15 comments:

Kimberly said...

Ooo...do I really get to be the first one to say..."That's plas-tastic!"

Chertiozhnik said...

With a bottle of Evian water and a Dr. Pepper in my fridge, I'm not even close to a deposit on my new home.

Mortgage (sigh).

karoline said...

wow! what a fabulous looking home! such creativity...

k
:)

Nessa said...

It's pretty.

Neva said...

Wow...it doesn't look plastic!!! Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog....I like your blog.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Kimberly,

That is superb, just briliant. Wish I'd thought of that!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Chertmeister,

According to my French, mortgage literally means ``death pledge''!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Karoline,

He's a clever man, isn;t he? Great to see updates on your blog ...

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Nessa,

Wish I could build like that!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Neva,

I thought the same thing when I saw the picture on Ananova - what a clever man.

Thanks, I'm glad you like my blog. I'll be a more regular visitor when I've wrapped up this novel.

Do keep in touch.

Keep smiling

David

Andrea said...

I cannot help but wonder where he stored all these bottles until he got ready to build his new home.

Skanky Jane said...

David this is amazing thanks so much for posting it - I wonder if Adaptive Reuse picked it up? I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

SJxx

RUTH said...

Recycling at it's best. Off to make a deposit in a bottle bank today...do you think it will give me a loan?
Rx

Victorya said...

I love hearing these types of stories! I can't help but wonder how it took 5 years to collect that many bottles, I think it would take a day in my city.

Jeni said...

I love puns -the bigger they are on the "Groan" department, seems the better I like them so I really get a big chuckle out of the little "Footnotes" you put at the bottom of your posts. This one here was really a big "groaner!"