“house built from junkyard treasure”
Old car doors, washing machine parts and other junkyard treasures are just a few of the strange materials used to build this 1,200-square-foot example of “sustainable architecture. “ The Junk Castle was built in the 1970s by Vic Moore, a local high school art teacher, as part of his fine arts master’s degree. Over the years, he and his wife, Bobbie, added other whimsical dwellings to the property. County authorities were powerless to object to the construction of the unusual building because no permit was needed at the time to build a structure costing less than five hundred dollars.
I didn't see anyone to ask but I did walk onto the edge of the property to get a picture. It's hard not to want to see this when it's listed on the Internet!
This is on private property so please be respectful, but the property owner may give you a tour if you ask nicely. Always nice to offer a donation too.
Went by the 'castle' this week. It is a bit overgrown from when it was built. I was part of a group of several of us that joined in a spring outing in 1970 from our WSU Sculpture class. Vic asked us to come up to the partially completed 3 story sculpture.. we were the labor to lift the silver cone up on to the southwest corner so he could weld it into position. It was easy to walk & climb along in the structure, to open the clothes-dryer & car door windows. It was a great spring day and Vic provided us a picnic lunch,, kind of a quirky memory.
The castle is somewhat visible from Armstrong road, on the northerly hillside among the trees, just east of Highway 195 about 1/4 mile. It is before you actually get to the second home on that road. The trees and home make it difficult to see especially when the foliage is in full-leaf. That is why we went so early in the spring. Thanks Vic, Dave Key
We drove up and down the street and could not find this place. A ways to go for nothing. :)
We followed the map to the location but it did not appear to be where they said. Could not find it.
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