There are countless approaches to continue sustainability throughout the world. However it has become quite common among s enthusiasts to transform their personal residence into a sustainability hub. John Milkovisch began his contributing to the recycling world in 1968 at his home in Houston, Texas.
What is now known as the Beer Can House has become a staple attraction in the greater Houston area. Milkovisch began replacing his lawn and garden with concrete and wood embedded with rocks, marbles, and various scraps. Although this project resulted in Sustainability, Milkovisch admitted it was purely motivated to no longer cut his grass.
Then throughout the 1970’s the project really took shape when it incorporated Milkovisch’s passion and biggest contributor to his trash, beer. At first the beer cans provided the siding for the house. As Milkovisch continued to drink over the next 18 years, the recycled cans consumed every edge of his property.
“It’s just a pastime. But sometimes I lie awake at night, trying to figure out why I do it,” Milkovisch said of building his extraordinary Beer Can House. “I guess I just thought it was a good idea. And it’s easier than painting.”
Recently “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” estimated that the home contained over 50,000 beer cans. This estimation is mostly based off Milkovisch’s 6-pack per day average.
Unfortunately, John Milkovisch passed away in 1980 but his wife continued to live in the Beer Can House till her death in 1990. Currently a non-profit organization owns and preserves the home. The Beer Can House is a popular attraction in upscale Houston neighborhood.
“They say every man should leave something to be remembered by. At least I accomplished that goal,” Milkovisch said before shortly his death.