I hope this is true.... Not OC.. Heineken designed a beer bettie that doubled as tsl. brick to address housing and recycling in the Caribbean.. hi
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#6 - carbohydrates ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Fill the bottles with cement... Or at least with water.
Easy way to get a crazy amount of Thermal Mass.
User avatar #12 to #6 - mikhailovych (07/04/2014) [-]
Water probably would be a bad idea as the weight on the bottles at the bottom would be huge, cement would work though
#23 to #6 - richardhandler (07/04/2014) [-]
You wouldn't be able to fill the bottles completely as the water would freeze and the bottle would crack when the ice expands. Also if you didn't seal the bottles water tight the concrete between the bottles is porus and would allow the water to seep and evaporate.
#25 to #23 - fukyu (07/04/2014) [-]
freeze? in the Caribbean? i don't think you are familiar with geography
#29 to #23 - carbohydrates ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
But, these houses are being built in the Caribbean... No ice here, captain.
Especially if they were to use sea water. Higher sodium content = lower freezing temperatures.

And I meant fill the bottles with concrete, not the space between.
Although, filling that space wouldn't hurt, seeing as there already looks to be some sort of sealant in the pictures.
... Plus, concrete continues to set, even completely underwater. EG: Building a Dam.

The picture shows there are houses already constructed out of empty bottles; But, adding a liquid, or solid, to said bottles would increase their thermal mass.
Same idea as the those thick-ass houses in the desert. They take forever to change temperatures. Cool in the morning, warm in the evening.
User avatar #36 to #6 - supertanto (07/04/2014) [-]
But bottles filled on the outside of a house with water in the Caribbean will go stagnant and smell like **** pretty fast, no?
User avatar #39 to #36 - carbohydrates ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
I couldn't answer that, never visited the Caribbean, I bloody hate hot weather.
But, as so long as the water was potable, it should fair well enough.
You'd be sealing it in the bottle with the lid, not just letting it sit open-air.
User avatar #40 to #39 - supertanto (07/04/2014) [-]
I'm no scientist but I'm pretty sure water can still become stagnant with a lid over it. Cement is a good idea tho
User avatar #79 to #40 - qwertyuioplkjh (07/04/2014) [-]
But if there is a lid over it, how would you be able to smell it? Won't it be and air-tight seal for the very least?
#67 to #6 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
why not just use cement...
#85 to #6 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
You are meant to fill them with sand, dirt, or cement. That is their point.
#93 to #6 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
You do realize that air is an incredibly good insulator right?
and that filling the bottles with concrete would defeat the purpose?
#141 to #6 - John Cena (07/08/2014) [-]
if the water freezes that would destroy your house
User avatar #142 to #141 - carbohydrates ONLINE (07/08/2014) [-]
Pssst, these are being built in the Caribbean islands.
#16 to #6 - locke (07/04/2014) [-]
wouldn't the air in the bottle act as its own insulation in much the same way a duel paned window does?
#17 to #16 - locke (07/04/2014) [-]
actually i could see water or some other liquid with a low freeze temperature being a fairly decent idea.
User avatar #70 to #6 - sciencexplain (07/04/2014) [-]
1. There would be no heating control.
2. If they really need to recycle bottles as bricks, I'm not sure they have those resources to spare, really.

User avatar #35 to #6 - TheMather ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
There's the potential danger of the water acting as a lens though, in addition to being closer to the refractive index of the glass. So while the walls might remain colder it could end up cooking the inside.
User avatar #37 to #35 - carbohydrates ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Entirely possible, albeit unlikely. Those Heineken look pretty opaque.
Perhaps if it were a narrower container, more like a beer bottle, or more transparent; then the water would be of issue.
That said, if the water was to be a problem, cement would still work.
User avatar #84 to #35 - shadownigga (07/04/2014) [-]
It'd be a good idea for an oven then
#42 to #6 - kamikazikraut (07/04/2014) [-]
It probably difficult and expensive to get concrete... Not everyone needs it but everyone needs beer. So, why not just fill it full of one of the most abundant things around?

User avatar #47 to #42 - carbohydrates ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
True, but, where would one get enough sand for several houses without leaving a huge bloody hole in the beach?
Dredge it from the ocean? That's expensive... Plus, sand can be used as filler in cement.
"A 10-foot-by-10-foot shack would take approximately 1,000 bottles"
Bottles came in 35cm and 50cm sizes. The 35cm to be used as square "bricks".
My brain refuses to do the math, but, I'm fairly sure that'd be something like 20 square meters of sand to make a single house.
User avatar #48 to #47 - kamikazikraut (07/04/2014) [-]
The tides replenish the sand.

If you're strung out on money as is and cant afford the bricks in the first place, sand is still everywhere and would be cheaper.
User avatar #72 to #48 - qwertyuioplkjh (07/04/2014) [-]
I refer you to comment #57
#73 to #72 - rihardololz (07/04/2014) [-]
sand is made of tiny particles of worn-down rock and one parrot fish can produce 100 kg of white sand every year also scientists confirm that these fish are responsible for about 70 per cent of all the sand on the tropical beaches
sand is made of tiny particles of worn-down rock and one parrot fish can produce 100 kg of white sand every year also scientists confirm that these fish are responsible for about 70 per cent of all the sand on the tropical beaches
User avatar #77 to #73 - pootismang (07/04/2014) [-]
Not calling you out, but I'd like to see the article that says that. Google tells me to kill myself.
User avatar #83 to #82 - pootismang (07/04/2014) [-]
Nature is beautiful.
User avatar #78 to #73 - qwertyuioplkjh (07/04/2014) [-]
And? taking the sand from beaches is interfering with the natural habitat of the different species that live there - we don't know the damage that can be caused if you decide you want to stuff sand in the bottles and make a house, sea turtles could get trapped on the beach, fish could be trapped inside the massive gaping hole you just created and DIE, plus it's ILLEGAL to take sand from beaches because beaches aren't anyones property, they are for the public and we need to protect them.
This has nothing to do with how sand is made, Sure the sand will replenish after a few years or maybe decades but the damage will already be done, and it would forever change the eco-system and affect many species relying on the sand (beaches).
but w/e i'm done here.
#97 to #78 - rihardololz (07/04/2014) [-]
so you say the only place where get sand is the beaches? let me point out theres Africa where almost half continent covered with sand also they are aware of species living there on beaches also why you have to be worked up i would understand you would make fuss about the garbage and biologic disasters "like oil spills" on beaches.
User avatar #137 to #97 - qwertyuioplkjh (07/04/2014) [-]
I was talking about beaches because we WERE TALKING about beaches...anyway whatever i'm too tired for this.
#138 to #137 - rihardololz (07/05/2014) [-]
User avatar #140 to #138 - qwertyuioplkjh (07/05/2014) [-]
I don't know anymore, it was late and I was half-asleep, I deserve all the hate...
#57 to #42 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
it's illegal, and dumb, it would ruin the beaches, and no, the tides wont bring it back
#38 to #2 - happyunicorn (07/04/2014) [-]
Why does this have so many thumbs?
User avatar #102 to #38 - friedgreenpomatoes (07/04/2014) [-]
Hurricanes would be bad enough for most houses, but for a house made of fragile glass bottles? Turns walls into shrapnel or your money back.
#121 to #102 - happyunicorn (07/04/2014) [-]
Thank you kind sir.
#101 to #2 - alrodi (07/04/2014) [-]
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User avatar #75 to #2 - schwerdaddy ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
But a hurricane would **** up most houses anyways, whether or not they were built from glass bricks.
User avatar #76 to #75 - zacoren (07/04/2014) [-]
You have to think of the carnage, normal building materials would break in large chunks and be fine, but glass? Not only is it lighter so it could be lifted and sent flying somewhere far away, but it leaves lot of pain in the ass/ deadly shrapnel all over the place.
#81 to #76 - schwerdaddy ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
True. Would be pretty brutal though if the hurricane ripped through a town of glass houses and became a swirling vortex of broken glass.
User avatar #105 to #75 - failtolawl ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
depends on where he hurricane hits, if you have modern wood houses like in Florida or the outer banks they would be fine,

brick houses and old houses would be pretty ****** .
#11 to #2 - reptilec ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
User avatar #34 - sirrelevant (07/04/2014) [-]
The Caribbean; the only place where alcoholism lands you a bigger house.
#3 - regimentbluefly ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
What a nice house you got there.
User avatar #24 to #3 - friedgreenpomatoes (07/04/2014) [-]
i would bet money on them being recyclable plastic
User avatar #53 to #24 - mutzaki ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
What? Speak up.
#92 to #24 - dross (07/04/2014) [-]
Well you'd probably lose that money seeing as the prototypes were made in Heineken's factory in 1963, and the first plastic beer bottle in the US was made by Miller... a lot later.
#15 to #3 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
"those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." nor should anyone else who wants to enjoy the care free life of not being violently stabbed.
User avatar #132 - fukkendragonite (07/04/2014) [-]
The people living in those buildings should definitely not throw stones
#133 to #132 - findaway (07/04/2014) [-]
Whats with all the throwing stones comments?
User avatar #134 to #133 - fukkendragonite (07/04/2014) [-]
The saying is "People in glass houses should not throw stones", meaning you should not criticise somebody if you could be an easy target for criticism yourself. Because if a person living in a glass house threw a stone at somebody, they could throw a stone back and shatter their glass house. Comprende?

The buildings are made of glass bottles, ergo, they are glass houses.
#58 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
It's almost true, but not really.

Heineken ran with the idea and engineered it pretty heavily, but they only ever made a test run of 100,000 bottles. Only two buildings made out of the bottles are still standing and they're both in Holland. The first is the shack in your picture and the second is attached.

I'm not sure where that church is from, but it looks like they just plastered glass onto the walls for decoration.
#28 - auryn (07/04/2014) [-]
He who lives in a glass house must be stoned.
#56 - garymotherfingoak ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Those bottles would look great inside me
#88 to #56 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
Good that most American houses aren't made of wood huh?
User avatar #89 to #88 - garymotherfingoak ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
joke went right past ya
#61 to #56 - justleaving (07/04/2014) [-]
<-- then you gonna be needing a lot of this
#62 to #61 - justleaving (07/04/2014) [-]
Oh ... you meant the tornado? Silly me
User avatar #71 - bothemastaofall (07/04/2014) [-]
*hic* Es ok honi *hic* I will DRIK OUR WAY TO NEW CASA
#1 - kanyesfishsticks (07/03/2014) [-]
What if someone throws a rock at the house?
User avatar #4 to #1 - nyrintriball (07/04/2014) [-]
You thank them for the opportunity to drink more Heineken.
#18 to #4 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
and the free drinks to repair your house.
#22 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
'Beer' bottle.
User avatar #31 - sketchE (07/04/2014) [-]
ok seriously whats with people who lve in the cribean and heinikin. i live with a bunch of haitians and thats all they drink
User avatar #7 - zourch (07/04/2014) [-]
I kinda want to build my own house to my exact specifications with these now
#8 to #7 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
bricks really aren't that expensive you know...
User avatar #9 to #8 - zourch (07/04/2014) [-]
it wouldn't be the same
#20 - nargogh (07/04/2014) [-]
I'm not convinced. Wouldn't bottles on the bottom break under pressure of all bottles above them?
User avatar #33 to #20 - redstonealchemist (07/04/2014) [-]
basically the pattern and the special design of the glass ensures safety. it's not exactly bulletproof, but it'll suffice.
also heineken supports animal testing
User avatar #46 to #33 - ieatpaste (07/04/2014) [-]
also heineken is gross
User avatar #69 to #46 - satrenkotheone ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Heineken is okay.

Pisswasser is better IMO.
User avatar #80 to #69 - redstonealchemist (07/04/2014) [-]
one of my fav aussie jokes;
why is american beer like making love on a canoe?
User avatar #115 to #80 - commontroll ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
But that's only the big beer brands. It's all about small local ones. For example, if you're ever in Texas, have some Shiner. I prefer a Shiner Bock. Not too dark or bitter, goes fantastically with a steak or a burger or pizza equally, and certainly isn't a light beer.

Granted, we've got lots of light beers, but only college ******** like light beer.
User avatar #136 to #115 - redstonealchemist (07/04/2014) [-]
i'm a cider and cocktail person
#26 to #20 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
no for the same reason that you can stacks lots of bricks on top of eachother without them breaking, dispersion of weight.
#27 to #20 - auryn (07/04/2014) [-]
Long answer: Nooooooooooooooooooooo.
#21 to #20 - beerbeerbeer (07/04/2014) [-]
Short answer: no.
#86 to #21 - dross (07/04/2014) [-]
Appropriate username is appropriate....
#128 to #21 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
Long answe: **** , no.
User avatar #113 - commanderbunbun (07/04/2014) [-]
just don't go throwing stones
#87 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
Finally an excuse for somebody to buy Heineken.
#45 - mattymc (07/04/2014) [-]
He who lives in a glass house ought not throw stones
User avatar #50 to #45 - mutzaki ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Lest he wish glass shards up his pooper.
User avatar #60 to #50 - obidomkenobi (07/04/2014) [-]
I've seen videos of that. Terrible, terrible videos...
User avatar #63 to #60 - mutzaki ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
I prefer the gifs with the edited-in cartoon eyes.
User avatar #64 to #63 - obidomkenobi (07/04/2014) [-]
Is it Safe For Sauce?
User avatar #65 to #64 - mutzaki ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
I don't think it is, unfortunately.

I'm not even sure where you'd find it anymore.
User avatar #66 to #65 - obidomkenobi (07/04/2014) [-]
Damn, I could Google it on Yahoo.

But I don't Googly eyed anal glass jar man in my search history.
#90 to #66 - pootismang (07/04/2014) [-]
&gt;not having Googly eyed anal glass jar man in your search history already   
You've just admitted to being a casual.
>not having Googly eyed anal glass jar man in your search history already
You've just admitted to being a casual.
User avatar #94 to #90 - obidomkenobi (07/04/2014) [-]
I'm casualling so hard right now I'm trying to re-word it for non-suspicious search. So far the best I have is "Googly eyed anal glass jar man, if I die and you see this in my search history Mum, I'm sorry, it was for science, I'm a good boy, honest. Bee tee dub, that's oregano. It smells that way because it's fresh".

I think I'll both get away with it AND find what I need.
User avatar #99 to #96 - obidomkenobi (07/04/2014) [-]
Goddamit, you used peer pressure. Now I have to do it.
User avatar #32 - redstonealchemist (07/04/2014) [-]
i kinda want to build that in meinkraft
User avatar #10 - thewinkster (07/04/2014) [-]
He who lives in a glass house should not cast stone...
User avatar #13 to #10 - thetom (07/04/2014) [-]
he who lives in a glass house filled with concrete shall be the last stone.
User avatar #14 to #13 - psychoepsilon ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
And he who lives in a stone house filled with glass shall be the last concrete.
#19 to #10 - John Cena (07/04/2014) [-]
Are you implying that people who don't live in glass houses should cast stones? So you think strong people should exercise their strength on innocent people, do you?
#44 to #10 - fuccthedevil (07/04/2014) [-]
In the words of the great profit Demetri: There's a saying that goes "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Okay. How about "Nobody should throw stones." That's crappy behavior. My policy is: "No stone throwing regardless of housing situation." Don't do it. There is one exception though. If you're trapped in a glass house, and you have a stone, then throw it. What are you, an idiot? So maybe it's "Only people in glass houses should throw stones, provided they are trapped in the house with a stone." It's a little longer, but yeah
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