Our mothers always told us to recycle, but some people go way beyond the blue bin. That’s right: you can live in a house that is completely built of recycled and reclaimed materials. Environmentalists, artists, and even average Joes with some time on their hands have been known to build homes out of junk, discarded building materials, or even bottles and cans. Sure, sometimes they end up looking like crazed art projects, but sometimes they end up looking pretty darn nice. Click through to check out our gallery of recycled homes, and let us know if you’d ever want to live in one of these in the comments!
The Scrap House, built for World Environment Day 2005 by a group of San Francisco architects, artists, contractors, city officials, and engineers using only scrap and salvaged materials. Photo by Cesar Rubio Photography via Scrap House.