A one-of-a-kind home built by Winnipeggers Kriz Plantz and Nicole Bennett is like something out of the dreams of residents living in Winnipeg's Wolseley neighbourhood.
Dubbed the "Manitoba earth ship," the solar-powered home is made almost exclusively from recycled materials.
Plantz and Bennett were inspired to create their dream home after watching movies like Garbage Warriors about a life spent living off the grid.
"We just kept talking about it and at one point we looked at each other and said, 'Are we really going to do this?'" said Bennett.
Finding contractors was a challenge because of the unconventional materials Bennett and Plantz wanted to use.
The home relies on solar heat and a wood stove to stay warm and was built using things like pop cans, glass bottles and tires.
Their home inspector had a hard time, too.
"He said the first inspection ... 'When you get your first row of tires down, I'll come and look at them,' and he comes and he's like, 'tires!'" said Bennett.
"They worked with us and they said right from the beginning, you know, 'We'll learn with you and if some things in your home don't work, then we'll expect you to make some changes.'"
The home, located in St. Andrews, took two years to build.