While in Texas we went and visited one of the oddities of this city and that is the Beer Can House. It's a house taped entirely by beer cans, caps, and the metal sheet of the beer can, built by John Milkovisch starting 1968. He used more than 50.000 cans of beer, which were consumed by himself, family and friends, for this project. It was on the list of things to do in Houston so we gave it a try. Glad I did. This is what I love most about the US. The weird things you find everywhere. For the tour it's $5 and kids under 12 go free.
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Driving down the street in Houston, I literally have to screech to a halt. I am late for a date to meet a cousin I haven't seen in years, but I am temporarily distracted by a glowing red light and the sound of a 'singing house.' Or a really big wind chime, whichever you prefer.
This is the beer can house, built by John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. He began the house in 1968 and inlaid an estimated 50,000 beer cans into every part of his house. Yes, even the mailbox and the windmill.
Though available for tours during reasonable hours of the day, the house was closed when I was there (I didn't get to go in), but I am told that the interior is quite a sight.
Cheers Mr. Milkovisch. Here's to flying in the face of the property value and environmental art, but mostly scoffs from your 1968 neighbors.
Some say you were a drunk. I say you were a pioneer of recycling—and a thirsty one.