The real joy is in the preparation:
Conservationist uses wine bottles to build energy-saving house
A house in Western Australia’s south-west is being built entirely from recycled wine bottles.
Around 13,500 wine bottles will be used in the walls of the house, which owner Peter Little says will save energy.
He says by filling the bottles with water, the entire building will be insulated.
Mr Little has spent 30 years developing environmentally-friendly building methods and he says this one has potential for Australia’s hotter regions.
“Water is probably, I think one of the miracle building materials of this century which nobody is using,” he said.
“From our point of view it can store more energy, heat or cool than any material we know.”