DIY Church, 99% Recycled
I just saw this video on the BBC News site:
A man in Spain has spent almost 50 years building a church entirely from scrap, after he was expelled from a monastery after he contracted tuberculosis.
Justo Gallego, 85, says the construction in Mejorada del Campo is an "act of faith" but others warn it's a huge folly - and say that the building, which has never had planning permission, could be pulled down.
Who would have thought of building columns by casting concrete in stacked oil drums? Or of covering a roof by splitting open the drums you carried the materials up in?
(Images are screen-grabs from BBC video)