Bottle House

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022020
 

In the tiny northern Michigan hamlet of Kaleva we came across the Bottle House, a uniquely wonderful old home built out of soft-drink bottles. Over 60,000 of them in fact! The house was built by John J. Makinen, Sr., a native of Finland and owner of the Northwestern Bottling Works. Makinen had a surplus of […]

The Bottle House

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 312016
 

Note: This story appeared in an earlier issue of the Gypsy Journal. In the tiny northern Michigan hamlet of Kaleva, we came across the Bottle House, a uniquely wonderful old home built out of soft-drink bottles. Over 60,000 of them, in fact! The house was built by John J. Makinen, Sr., a native of Finland […]