An Irish artist has let his creative juices flow and hasbuilt himself a home from the shredded remains of €1.4 billion (the actualnotes!), as a testimonial to the ‘madness’ that has been caused by theintroduction of the single currency and a spectacular property boom.
Ireland had a brilliant start with the new millennium, andbrought a wave of cheap credit and a huge property boom, but as always, thingsthat go up, have to come down and Ireland certainly saw this. In 2007, theIrish economy collapsed, and it brought Ireland into the deepest recession, it’sever seen.
The walls and floor of the ‘billion euro’ house are coveredin Euro shreddings’, the pictures on the wall are made from notes and coins,including one of a house made from the defunct Irish 5p pieces. A benefit ofthe property is that it is so warm, that the artist doesn’t even need a blanketat night.
The artist, Frank Buckley is currently living in the‘property’ and is working to add a kitchen to the already completed living roomand landing area.