Believe it or not, some people have built amazing things out of humble five gallon buckets.
Many folks already know that you can use five gallon buckets as a very cheap alternative to pricey fence post forms. A standard bag of concrete fills up a 5 gallon bucket exactly, so it’s almost as if one was made for the other.
But WHY STOP THERE? One desert southwesterner built an entire fence out hundreds of 5 gallon buckets, keeping his house fortified in the thriftiest way possible!
If that’s not enough, here’s some folks who built an entire house out of buckets! It’s called the “ice cream igloo.” It’s a bit small, but small houses are trendy now anyway!
Projects featured in this video