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Gypsy Journal RV: The Bottle House

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

In the tiny northern Michigan hamlet of Kaleva, we came across the Bottle House, a uniquely wonderful old home built out of soft-drink bottles. Over 60,000 of them, in fact!

The house was built by John J. Makinen, Sr., a native of Finland and owner of the Northwestern Bottling Works. Makinen had a surplus of bottles that were chipped, cracked or otherwise unable to be used. Throwing anything away did not set well with Makinen, so instead of hauling the bottles to a trash heap, he built a house with them!

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