PHOTOS: This Irish Artist Has Built A House Out Of 1.4 Billion Euros

Frank Buckley Euro House

Frank Buckley, an unemployed Irish artist, has built a home from the shredded remains of 1.4 billion worth of euro notes ($1.82 billion), a monument to the “madness” wrought on Ireland by the single currency, Reuters reports.

Buckley has kindly agreed to let us use his photos of the unusual “billion euro house”.

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