THE BEER CAN HOUSE

Visit The Beer Can House

"Ripley's Believe It or Not estimated that over 50,000 cans adorn this monument to recycling."

 

John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, started his project now known as the Beer Can House in 1968 when he began inlaying thousands of marbles, rocks, and metal pieces into concrete and redwood to form unique landscaping features. When the entire front and back yard were completely covered because he "got sick of mowing the grass", he turned to the house itself and began adding aluminum siding - aluminum beer can siding, that is. Over the next 18 years the house disappeared under a cover of flattened beer cans for both practical and decorative reasons. Garlands made of cut beer cans hanging from the roof edges not only made the house sing in the wind, but also lowered the family's energy bills. Ripley's Believe It or Not estimated that over 50,000 cans adorn this monument to recycling.

 

Read the Complete History of the Beer Can House 

The Beer Can House is currently open Saturday & Sunday, from 12-5pm, weather permitting. 

 

From June 12, 2019 through September 1, 2019, The Beer Can House will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 12-5pm.  From September 7, 2019 - May 24, 2020, The Beer Can House will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm. The Beer Can House is closed on most major holidays. 

Admission to The Beer Can House is $5.00.  Children under 12 are FREE.  Group tours and field trips are available for booking here.

 

NOTE: The Orange Show is a No Open Carry site. Pursuant to Section 30.07 we reserve the right to ask you to leave should you openly carry a firearm onto the premises.

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2402 Munger Street

Houston, TX 77023

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The Beer Can House

222 Malone Street

Houston, TX 77007

Saturday & Sunday

11:30am - 5pm

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