The Making of the Bottle Cottage at VeloGecko

One Man's Opinion

The Bottle Cottage on my arrival. The Bottle Cottage on my arrival.

When I arrived at VeloGecko the Bottle Cottage was already in construction, the foundations, steel frame and the roof were complete already. I learned that the idea was to build a guest cottage using as much recycled items as possible, the mainstay being bottles. The wall was build up of a few layers of rocks from the property, the front wall was about half way to the roof and made mainly out of a double row of beer bottles. Loraine and Walter will have to comment on that section of the building, I can only write down what I observed from then. Once I was involved in helping Loraine and Walter I saw that this was going to be a “fly by the seat of your pants” type of mission. Loraine had already filled some bottles with food colouring to make the back wall…

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