Some Weird Constructions and Cool Buildings from Around the World

Certain things in life are thankfully, painfully obvious to the average human. So when you think of building a house, you imagine tooling up, grabbing some bricks, wood and mortar and setting to work, and yes, that would seem like the logical choice wouldn’t it? However, some people have been thinking outside the box when it comes to building materials and as such, here are ten great examples of some cool buildings for which unusual materials are used for building.

Icehotel Entrance

IceHotel in Sweden

  • In a village in Sweden, a hotel is constructed every year made entirely out of ice. Ever room is full of art carved into ice and even the beds are made out of ice! Don’t worry though, it has reindeer skin spread across it to keep you warm!
Buddhist temple in Thailand With Beer Glasses

Buddhist temple in Thailand With Beer Glasses

  • A Buddhist temple in Thailand is constructed from one million beer glass bottles. Mosaics within the temple are constructed from the beer bottle lids. It was built to highlight the wasteful nature of the world and the beauty of recycling rubbish.
Houses Made From the Scrap Metal From Old Planes

Houses Made From the Scrap Metal From Old Planes

  • Flying is scary enough for us, but imagine turning a plane into a house. Imagine no more! A company specialises in turning scrap metal planes into a home for the kids. Strange world.
House With Tires

House With Tires
See the Construction Process here: http://www.touchtheearthranch.com/rhome.htm

  • Despite being a fairly perfect building material, millions upon millions of tyres are thrown away every year. So what did one person do? That’s right, they built a house out of tyres.
House in Somerville, TX Made of Petrified Wood

House in Somerville, TX Made of Petrified Wood

  • Some houses have even been built out of petrified wood, which is wood of trees that have died years, and years ago have fossilised. One of those Houses are in Somerville, TX.
Plastic Bottle House in Nigeria

Plastic Bottle House in Nigeria

  • Much like the Buddhist temple, there is a house that is built simply out of plastic bottles. It is extremely low cost and a good insulator though… The house in the image is in Nigeria and is a tourist attraction!
Paper House By Elis Stenman

Paper House By Elis Stenman

  • All the way back in 1922, a man named Elis Stenman built a house entirely out of newspaper. Even the furnishings are built from newspaper!
Mammoth Bone House

Mammoth Bone House

  • There is a house built out of mammoth bones. Don’t worry though; this was built when our ancestors were around!
Salt Hotel in Bolivia

Salt Hotel in Bolivia

  • Salt. Yep, you heard that right. Out in the salt flats of Bolivia, there is a hotel built entirely out of salt.
Wooden frame house with corncobs

Wooden frame house with corncobs

  • Saving the strangest one for last, there is a house that is a wooden frame house filled entirely with delicious corncobs. Such waste.
Image Credits
Ice Hotel: icehotel.com
Beer Bottle Temple: treehugger.com
Plane House: listverse.com
Tire House: touchtheearthranch.com
Petrified Wood House: thefossilforum.com
Plastic Bottle House: bbc.co.uk
News Paper House: paperhouserockport.com
Mammoth Bone House: theslideprojector.com
Salt Hotel: news.nationalgeographic.com
CornCob Filled Wood House: sawtoothlogrestoration.com

Author: Plato P.

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I am Plato, but most of you might be knowing me by the name xpl0iter. I am a person who is interested in almost everything related to technology and computers. I hope to give you some interesting and cool facts.

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