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Old 04-02-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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You have to read this story and view the three slides in the slide show to appreciate why NM has such unique charm. I seriously doubt that many other places in the USA would allow this sort of construction to occur.

BUCKETS-FULL OF BUCKETS

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Old 04-02-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Hahah, that's cool! But that has nothing on Bishop's Castle in CO.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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Many courtyard walls around here have been built with empty construction buckets that are then filled fill dirt, then stuccoed.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Thats pretty cool.
Nothing to compare to Bishops Castle, two completely different structures!
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Many courtyard walls around here have been built with empty construction buckets that are then filled fill dirt, then stuccoed.
I know of several places that used discarded tires which were stuccoed over, but this bucket idea is a new one on me.

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Old 04-06-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: NM south central mountains
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Yes, my home town! Have watched this construction from the start and a great idea! We all need to recycle more.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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Great idea!!
Being creative AND saving money too!

Steve
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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Haha, I laugh at that every time I pass it on my way through town to go to Ruidoso/back to Las Cruces. He has a really good idea, wonder if there is any way he could turn that idea into building a house?
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Yootó
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I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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Why cry?
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