A Man Gets Creative with Beer Cans
John Milkovisch and his Beer Can House in 1968 when he began inlaying thousands of marbles, rocks, and metal pieces into concrete and redwood to form unique landscaping features. When the entire front and back yard were completely covered because he “got sick of mowing the grass”, he turned to the house itself and began adding aluminum beer can siding, that is. Over the next 18 years the house disappeared under a cover of flattened beer cans for both practical and decorative reasons. Ripley’s Believe It or Not estimated that over 50,000 cans adorn this monument to recycling. The Beer Can House is a project of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art of Houston,Texas.