Randy Palumbo is part of a recent wave of artists setting up homes in the California desert. Purchased in 2007, he established a specific set of rules for his recruits in the renovation of this tiny rock cabin and 2 1/2 acre property – do not use anything new. This design concept is a bit removed from the projects he works on out of his Manhattan-based contracting company, 3-D Laboratory. In this new era of “sustainability” and “green” construction, there are numerous products and technologies out on the market that cost an exorbitant amount of money. Mr. Palumbo asks,”what could be greener than building out of trash?”
The audio slideshow accompanying the article at NYTimes, takes readers on a tour of the multiple corridors that make up this fascinating and unique home. A bedroom door is made from old mattress springs covered with scraps of metal. Windows are made from recycled wood and furniture is obtained from yard sales and trash. Living room furniture and the upholstery fabric was purchased off of Ebay. Mortar walls is inset with various glass bottles and plates. A bathroom ceiling is made from old ammunition cases.
The complete article can be found at NYTimes. Images from the audio slideshow can be viewed after the jump.
Source: The Selvedge Yard