Small Tiles ...large Number

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Left over tiles separate your home from the rest.
We live in a game reserve in the Eastern part of South Africa. It is where the Kruger National Park, Mozambique and Swaziland come together. I wanted to show you this picture because you need to understand that we do not have an ordinary home. We built it from our community's dumping site, and re-used a lot of things people threw away to build our house with. So this is just to make you understand our house and work a bit better.
I had some leftover mosaic tiles from a previous project and did not want to let it go to a decided to make use of it on the outside too. This is the tile cement mixed with water that I used. (almost used up as you can see)
Just a few of the tiles I used. For this project I needed to separate it from the cloth it's stuck on ...(in order to tile big pieces of wall i.e. showers, etc)
In started playing around on one of the outside walls - just doing whatever came next. As you can see, we are nowhere finished with the house. It's an ongoing project.
The bigger tiles (Swimming pool size) I used to create a big number that is easily visible from the road. I did not want to put a small wooden sign by the gate - too predictable ... :) I still need to clean the chalk marks and finish it off nicely, but you get the idea.
Suggested materials:
  • Tile adhesive   (Hardware store)
  • Different sizes if left over (our bought) tiles   (Hardware store)
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  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jul 23, 2017
    I love your inspiring creations! The walls of your home are cement? how do you make them?

    I would love to see some of the creations you've reused into your home!

  • Kathy Conley Kathy Conley on Aug 19, 2017
    Your posts are so unique and your home is definitely "artsy " in such a fabulous way! I love how your using recycled goods. Do you have a blog we can follow?

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  • Cmoonlitwolf Cmoonlitwolf on Jul 24, 2017
    I love your use of recycling material. I agree with Kim. Would love to know more about the house and your ideas.

    • Estelle Estelle on Jul 24, 2017
      Thank you kindly. I'll try and pop in more pictures of the house and surroundings as we go along. It is just too much to put it all into one post.

  • Estelle Estelle on Jul 24, 2017
    Thanks John..... :)