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Highways and Byways: America’s Unusual Roadside Businesses

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Beer Can House

John Milkovisch was a retiree who needed a project, and in 1968 the former upholsterer chose an ambitious one—a Beer Can House. Located in Houston off of Memorial Drive, the aluminum siding was sourced entirely from beer cans, drained by Milkovisch himself.

Covering the home took 18 years. The retiree would simply drink a beer, flatten the can, and add it to the exterior, a task that ultimately involved over 50,000 cans. Admission to the house is $2, or $5 for a guided tour.

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