I know it sounds surprising to all of us in the U.S. -- but the National Geographic Channel will be airing a documentary next Monday called "Scrap House."
It tells the story of how a team of architects, builders, structural engineers and scrap artists came together last year to build a house entirely out of garbage. Not the usual green materials everyone is talking about, something greener than that -- real and true garbage plucked straight from the waste stream. (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/13/HOG4RL21171.DTL)
So mark your calendars... 9PM (CST) - Monday, September 18th on the National Geographic Channel.
Here's a partial list of materials they used:
Street Sign Siding; Tiled Leather Floor; Phonebook Wall; Solid Core Door Floor; Fire Hose Walls; Traffic Light Chandelier; Conveyor Belt Floors & Walls; Billboard Fence & Roof...