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Bungalow in the Boulders: 7,500 Bottle Home!

Talk about patience! This man built a home using 7,500 glass bottles — and you can rent it.

Called the “Bungalow in the Boulders,” the house sits near Joshua Tree and boy is it stunning. Be sure to watch the video with Deek from Relaxshacks.com after checking out the pictures, because the builder explains the painstaking process he used to cut, glue and mortar the walls of this rustic-glam vacation home. Rent it here!


Related: Small Studio Cabin for Rent in Joshua Tree, CA

Bungalow in the Boulders: 7,500 Bottle Home!

Screenshots via YouTube/RelaxShacks

Screenshots via YouTube/RelaxShacks

Video: Joshua Tree Tiny House Rental is made of 7500 Bottles!


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Lyn
    March 29, 2017, 7:25 pm

    I absolutely love this house. When my big brother and I were kids, we built a fort in our woods out of Mom’s discarded glass bleach bottles and mud (Mom had no clue or she wouldn’t have allowed it). Even though it was tiny, it was big enough for the two of us.

    I’m forwarding this to my brother (now 75 yrs. old), who lives far away, sadly. I’m sure it’ll bring a grin to his face, just as it did to mine.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 8:52 am

      Aww that is so wonderful! What a great memory 🙂

    March 29, 2017, 8:41 pm

    I didn’t watch the video, well maybe a few seconds of it or more…! But I guess that if you had to build with anything, why not bottles… I mean, I guess that it offers some kind of R- Value… And if anything it looks really cool from both points of view, in and outsides….!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 8:48 am

      They do look super cool!

  • Danielle DiLisio
    March 29, 2017, 9:31 pm

    Very unique, and it is pretty. But I would feel like I was inside some kind of computer motherboard, lol. But kudos on a cool design!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 30, 2017, 8:44 am

      Hahaha I can totally see that, Danielle!

  • Nanny M
    March 30, 2017, 2:29 am

    Amazing work! Such dedication.

  • Elle
    March 30, 2017, 3:52 pm

    Talk about recycling–woah! Good job, guy.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 31, 2017, 8:23 am

      Haha seriously! Put those bottles to great use!

  • Jay
    April 14, 2017, 8:38 am

    The house is certainly “funky”, but watching the video reminded me of looking at what might be left after a nuclear apocalypse with all the rusting cars and swings, etc. The house was unique, though, you have to say that much.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 17, 2017, 8:21 am

      Haha it is a unique little spot 🙂

  • Adina Hirschmann
    June 15, 2017, 3:49 pm

    This got me reminiscing about the bottle collection I had during my youth…

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 16, 2017, 11:12 am

      Never thought it could become a home, huh? Haha

  • Toni Benton
    October 15, 2017, 10:11 pm

    That’s it, now I gotta try my own bottle experiment….I want to see how the bottles hold up with cob instead of cement.

  • Paul Diddy
    October 17, 2017, 7:28 pm

    This looks like the EXACT design you will see when waiting in line for the Cars ride at Disneyland in Cali, but still a very cool house!

  • October 18, 2017, 6:40 am

    It is an original and unique idea in all its part not easy to achieve from the very effect result : by day the colored glasses illuminate the inside of the evening the outside, the only obstacle ( for those who love the panorama) is that the landscape you do not see it, so the project would also make sense even with two bottleneck walls, and large windows in the others.

  • Karen M
    October 18, 2017, 7:06 pm

    What an awesome recycling idea! Does this man need a date? Lol

  • Silver Gypsy
    October 18, 2017, 8:59 pm

    I think this would be a great way to re-cycle our glass bottles. Just like you have these businesses that sell crushed gravel, pavers, and the like, the bottles could be cut, polished, and sorted by color and size. They would make awesome single walls that are decorative and let in so much light. For those worried about heat loss, some sheets of triple-pane would solve that problem and still keep the beauty, color, and interest of such walls. Really love the interior ambiance the bottles give. He really is to be commended on a job exceedingly well done! 😀

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