A house made from Euros?
Irish artist Frank Buckley recycled and protested at the same time:
When he found out that the Central Bank of Ireland was giving away … shredded cash, he “collected two trailerfuls” and started out creating mixed-media art with it. He began building his Billion Euro House in Dublin in December 2011 in an unrented office space.
Each 6-inch by 2-inch brick is about $50,000 Euros, and provides such cozy insulation that despite the cold of winter Buckley says he doesn’t need heat inside.
Nearly 500 people came to see the Billion Euro House in its first week; Buckley is “thrilled it’s gotten people talking about what’s happening in Ireland and around the world.”