Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cheap Beer Makes For A Wacky Home

HOUSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s a house in Houston, Texas, that’s built on cheap beer.

The Beer Can House is the home of the Milkovisch family, and the outside is completely covered and decorated with more than 50,000 old beer cans.

The alcohol abode is the work of retired upholsterer John Milkovisch, who, according to his son Ronnie, was fascinated by the look of seamless aluminum cans.

He says, “My father never threw any cans away. He saved them until he figured out what he wanted to do with them. Then he started cutting and trimming them and covering the house.”

Milkovisch’s father, who died in 1988, preferred to use cheap beer cans for the house because that’s what he would drink, and because his project was more a work of “economics, not art.”

Milkovisch has never worried about beer bandits stealing cans off the walls because he thinks the house is too light-hearted for anyone to want to steal.

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