For Christmas this year, I and my team have built this house and everything in it from recycled materials. Every day in December we invite people to create their own recycled Christmas gifts and decorations for free. All materials used in the workshop are “trash” that we got from local shops and organisations, the volunteers who help run the workshop eat leftovers from a nearby cantine, and we even have a recycled Christmas tree.


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I made this project because I think that Christmas has become too materialistic, and I want to show that Christmas presents don’t need to be something you buy, but can equally be something you make by yourself while being creative, even from other people’s trash.

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For Christmas this year, I and my team have built this house and everything in it from recycled materials

We built it in 9 days using scrapwood and old billboards

I made this project because I think that Christmas has become too materialistic

I want to show that Christmas presents don’t need to be something you buy

It can equally be something you make by yourself while being creative, even from other people’s trash

Every day in December we invite people to create their own recycled Christmas gifts and decorations for free

We have had more than 20,000 guests already

They have made more than 1,500 christmas presents

All materials used in the workshop are “trash” that we got from local shops and organisations

Not all visitors make presents, but everyone has fun

Every morning we invite school classes to the house

Grownups play here as well

Merry Recycled Christmas to all of you!!