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Hummer Homes: The Ultimate In Recycling

According to an article on design site Dornob, two forward-thinking architects have examined the soon-to-expire Hummer and found that "sheet-metal components of the body shell were structurally sufficient to turn these old land-roving monstrosities into new modular capsule-style dwellings."

Here's the detail on the HummerHaus:

"Consisting of eight identical Hummer body shells supported by a prefabricated steel armature, the space is utilized in the manner of an industrially produced object, with 12 volt electrical systems, OEM refrigeration, heating, and media components, and ingenious use of the nooks and crannies generated by the pressed steel enclosures."

http://cdn.dornob.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/hummer-home-section-details.jpg

Bonus: at the end of this article are links to similar articles detailing how grain silos and oil tanker trucks can be similarly recycled into homes.

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