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Bottle Houses of Prince Edward Island

05 Apr

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People who live in glass houses should never throw stones!  You certainly wouldn’t want any stones in the area where this unusual Canadian attraction has three different structures made of glass bottles.

Edouard Arsenault was a native of the area and lived in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada all of his life.  His occupations varied from fisherman to carpenter to lighthouse keeper. After receiving a post card from his daughter of a glass castle on Vancouver Island, Edouard decided to recycle glass bottles in a very unusual manner. After collecting bottles from restaurants, dance halls, friends and neighbors, he spent the winter months in his basement cleaning the bottles and removing the labels. There aren’t many pop or beer bottles in his structures as those bottles at that time still had a deposit refund when returned.

When he was 66 years old he began construction of his first bottle house, a…

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14 responses to “Bottle Houses of Prince Edward Island

  1. Diane Tibert

    April 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I visited the bottle house a few years ago and blogged about it. It’s quite a unique place. You can read my post here: http://rootstothepast.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/the-incredible-bottle-houses/

     
    • tkmorin

      April 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      You did a great post, indeed!! And great photos, too! Thank for sharing that! 🙂

       
  2. alesiablogs

    April 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

    wow. Now that is interesting…Prince Edward Island!! I hope one day I can go there.

     
    • tkmorin

      April 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

      You and me both!! 🙂

       
  3. Annie's Place

    April 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    This is so interesting. I hope to visit PEI one day.

     
    • tkmorin

      April 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      I haven’t been myself, but from everything I read, it’s a great place! I hope you get to visit it! 🙂

       
  4. seeker

    April 5, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    You do know how to find interest articles, what a treasure.

     
  5. wanderlustinghearts

    April 5, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks for taking a look at my blog. I hope you enjoy my adventures and stories, current location Alaska, destination the world. 🙂

     
    • tkmorin

      May 2, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      I’m getting a kick out of them! 🙂

       
  6. afterthekidsleave

    April 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I love bottle houses! There was one on the Malahat highway north of Victoria, and I was really sad when it got torn down. Nice post. 🙂

     
    • tkmorin

      April 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks. I would like to see one myself … Sounds quite intriguing and interesting. 🙂

       
  7. pishnguyen

    April 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    What a wonderful post! I love Prince Edward Island. I still think about it all the time, even though it’s been years since my hubby and I visited. I hope to go back one day. I don’t think we saw the bottle houses, though. So maybe that’s something to put on my list for when I get to travel there once more. Yay!

     
    • tkmorin

      April 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      I just loved this post so much, that’s why the re-blog! You just confirmed my choice was a good one! I hope you get to see P.E.I. one day. 🙂

       

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