The (Scrap) House That Google Earth Built

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Check out this house built from mostly recycled material, much of which was scouted using Google Earth. Doesn't look like a house made of junk, does it?

     
  2. El Barto

    El Barto Limp Gawd

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    That is very neat and green. I wonder what the neighbors think, however.
     
  3. tubular

    tubular Gawd

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    Wow, that actually looks kinda cool too.
     
  4. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    Probably, "Wonder if that will lower *our* property value."
     
  5. thax

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    "We kept our eyes open for storage places and visited all the factories—where we made sure to go in through the back door,"

    they should be in jail sounds like they just went around stealing stuff to me. Its just like the copper this who steal all the wire form buildings they all belong in jail. now if they asked first then its ok
     
  6. TheBuzzer

    TheBuzzer HACK THE WORLD!

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    too bad only 60 percent was from from old stuff. I got a feeling all those big glass windows were not old.
     
  7. drakken

    drakken [H]ard|Gawd

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    glass is not a big deal the biggest reason to recycle glass is to keep it out of the landfills and dumps.
     
  8. niconx

    niconx 2[H]4U

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    It looks nice but there is no way it would stand up to a hurricane.
     
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    niconx 2[H]4U

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    It looks nice but there is no way it would stand up to a hurricane or an earthquake.
     
  10. DarkStar02

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    It looks nice but there is no way it would stand up to a hurricane or an earthquake or a tsunami.
     
  11. the-one1

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    It looks nice but there is no way it would stand up to a hurricane or an earthquake or a tsunami or other people like them who are looking for "scrap" to build their own versions of this "house".
     
  12. CryingGod

    CryingGod 2[H]4U

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    Yeah, the 'recycling' they are doing is actually commonly referred to as "stealing". At least they confessed to the crime.
     
  13. Methadras

    Methadras [H]ardness Supreme

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    Figures it would it be a post-modern hunk of crap.
     
  14. twatt

    twatt [H]ard|Gawd

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    Was a bit interested until I read this.
     
  15. siriusmindfrag

    siriusmindfrag n00b

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    Wonder if the Brad Pitt type homes will ever become more available for all... interesting designs....
     
  16. TwistedAegis

    TwistedAegis [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Why would you be interested in something until they mention carbon footprint? It either is interesting or it isn't...

    Anyway, I would be concerned about toxicity levels if they're taking crap out of old industrial sites. Who knows what kind of chemicals or even irradiation those materials have been exposed to.
     
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    First on my list when looking for a place to live - HURRICANE PROOF!!
     
  18. rapid

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    I don't believe hurricanes are a huge problem in the Netherlands :p