Wedding accommodation built with empty wine bottles
What to do with hundreds of empty wine bottles left behind after the celebrations at your wedding venue? Build accommodation for the bridal couple!
It’s safe to say that most weddings involve a bit of revelry.
Once the guests have all left and the venue has been cleared out, the number of empty bottles left behind is usually a good indication of how much fun was had!
Marinda and Willie Turvey, owners of Tsekama Wedding Venue south of the Waterberg, know this only too well. And since Marinda is partial to homes with a bit of a twist (the Turveys’ impressive container home was featured in the September 2017 issue of Home), she began to contemplate the possibility of using these empty bottles to build accommodation at their venue.
“I really wanted to build something with items that are usually discarded,” she says. A creative friend, Eugene Diener, experimented with a few ideas until he came up with a building technique using glass bottles in an octagonal design.
Marinda says that when she recommends the bottle house to honeymoon couples, they’re often sceptical. “But once they see it, they love it – especially as it’s so secluded!”
The bottle house provides romantic accommodation among the thorn trees. The thatched ‘wings’ are interspersed with latte ‘wings’. “For a bit of extra detail,” explains Marinda.