Real Estate Is Money

Paying off a home earns equity, right? And once you own the property outright, you have something of value. Here is another idea, build your house out of money:

The Dublin artist Frank Buckley has been building a house out of decommissioned euro notes from the Central Bank’s mint, €1.4 billion all told, which is slightly more than the amount unsecured bondholders in the former Anglo Irish Bank are to receive this week.

While originally built as a gallery to house his series of mixed-media artwork Expressions of Recession, the house quickly drew attention for its own sake.

Artist Frank Buckley’s house made from shredded euro worth €1.4.billion. It can be seen at the Glass House, Coke Lane, Smithfield, Dublin.

Is that a toilet below the lamp? What, they don’t have bathroom doors in Dublin?