Now who would shred bundles of money to build a house with that? May be an infuriated person would! The Billion Euro House is not a mere piece of artistic creation but brings forward a grave situation faced by Irish people pertaining to debts and unstable economy.
Artist Frank Buckley of Ireland built this unique house literally using 1.4 billion euros ($1.82 billion) which he obtained from the Ireland’s national mint. The story of the Billion Euro House revolves around the fact of the failing Ireland’s property market which entangled the Irish people into huge financial burdens. The artist found himself trapped in the ridiculous mess just like his fellow citizens when he was forced to give up his home for which he was promised a 100 percent mortgage during the heights of the property bubble.
Enraged and devastated he thought of expressing his emotions by building the Billion Euro House with the shredded pieces of decommissioned Euro currency. According to Frank, ”People were pouring billions into buildings now worth nothing. I wanted to create something from nothing.” The special house built in Smithfield, Dublin has not only made news worldwide but gets visitors from near and far who are greeted to have a tête-à-tête about the foregoing crisis.
Learn more from the artist himself in the attached video below.
For more information you may like to visit Billioneurohouse.