Building Houses From Recycled Tires

But Houtchens of Fountain, CO recycles used tires (including those from the Firestone recall) into construction material.

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September 18, 2000, 8:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Houtchen's tire bales, weighing in at a ton, contain 100 tires each and are thought to have a higher insulation value than any other construction material on the market. "In fact, Houtchens lives in what may be the only home in the world built out of 5-foot-thick recycled tire bales."

Thanks to Dan Tasman

Sunday, September 17, 2000 in The Denver Post

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