Beer Can House
Beer Can House
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Beer Can House is literally a house covered in flattened beer cans, and landscaped with marbles and rock inlaid in concrete. You can tour the house and learn about the ongoing restoration project.
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N0rmalee
Bossier City, LA621 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Only $5 apiece and sometimes it’s just fun to go to quirky spots like this. The guy began by concreting over his yard and putting in marbles or other forms of decoration. Evidently he hated mowing so getting rid of the grass was his idea and it’s all gone. There’s an outdoor bench indicating which side he sat on and which side his wife sat on. He hung a lot of beer can lids outside the home as wind chimes and flattened beer cans to cover the outside walls. Inside the home there’s some really old linoleum and the kitchen is very retro 50s style. Evidently the wife wasn’t keen on all of this but he started doing all of it unbeknownst to her. He wanted to leave a mark in his life and this was the way he chose to be remembered. Can’t imagine his neighbors being keen on it!
Written March 6, 2022
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Troy R
Mission Viejo, CA9 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Great place for a visit on first trip to Houston. Staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable on history. Admission fee was only 5$. You can park for free on the street side!! Who knew a funny hobby could become a well known museum!!
Written September 25, 2022
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Bobbie H
9 contributions
Sep 2020
This is an unusual house. Clearly the man liked Beer! It is definitely different. It was unintentionally created by John Milkovisch over a period of years after his retirement as an upholsterer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. He began with constructing a patio, hating waste, and things progressed from there. Be sure to read his history and then stop by and see for yourself what he accomplished before his death and the usefulness of it.
Written August 11, 2021
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Schieleclan
Houston, TX87 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Take the time and spend the $5 to go inside to learn more about the Beer Can House. The money goes to the upkeep of it and we all want to see it continue. The store inside is about how it got started and other unique homes in the US.
Written September 19, 2020
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Nolen_Jay
Hartsville, SC186 contributions
Oct 2021
Unusual but interesting. It took a lot of time wrapping and placing all those beer cans around the house and yard. But I bet he enjoyed emptying all of those cans also. Easy to get to if traveling in the area and will only take a short time to see if you like seeing the unusual.
Written January 8, 2022
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Edward
16 contributions
Aug 2020
No, there is no beer served here. But who can resist seeing a house made of beer cans. This place a different, since it's not everyday you see a beer can house. Plan on spending no more than 30 minutes. If you are looking for quirky things to do, this is on the list.
Written September 18, 2020
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Jake K
Houston, TX3 contributions
Dec 2019
I first went to 222 Malone in 1969, when the house was not surrounded by 3-storey cubist urban hip monstrosities. It had side yard and airspace and trees. It became a favorite place to show visitors to Houston over the next generation. I've been inside the house, the back yard, the garage, and countless times just soaking it up from the front. As I get older & weirder, I imagine doing similar things to my home :)
I've shot a little light guerilla rope-play there, mostly at night, sometimes in high sun, and nobody I've taken there has failed to have a good time. Go see it while it still stands, before it is finally taken over by the forces of 'progress' ~
Written March 4, 2020
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tleeEvans
Houston, TX903 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Went by on a Saturday when it was suppose to be open, but it was not. Able to look around outside and it is interesting and a good photo op. Wish they would leave some information in a location where you could at least read about the history if no open.
Written April 22, 2023
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Travlerlee
Houston, TX612 contributions
The Beer can house is such an interesting site to see when in Houston. It is only open on the weekends but I like to take all out of town guest here. The sound the chimes make is really nice.
Written March 5, 2015
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WorldTripperTexan
Birmingham, AL135 contributions
Very unique and a true labor of love. More than just a creative expression but a love story of a long married couple with the age old problem of how to keep a man busy in retirement! The video story of the couple makes the house come alive. Certainly worth the modest entry fee. If you won't pay $2 to see a one of kind exhibit, how cheap are you?
Written October 15, 2010
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  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM