house made of beer coasters - world record set by Sven
VOGELSANG, Germany -- Sven Goebel, 21, used over 300,000 coasters to create a beer coaster house,
which was partially furnished with armchairs, a table and
a fireplace - setting the new world record for the Largest
house made of beer coasters.
Sven Goebel kneels in the doorway of the bathroom of
his five-room flat made of beer mats in Vogelsang near the
western German town of Schleiden.
Organisers said the 21-year-old, who already
owns several beer mats records in the "Guinness Book of Records",
set a new world record for the Largest
house made of beer coasters / Reuters photos by Wolfgang
The young German designer spent 6-8 hours
every day, seven days a week, adding up to 1,000 beer coasters,
daily, to complete his delicate masterpiece.
Goebel proved that nothing, but static was
holding the coasters in place.
He proved this by pulling a piece of string
and tapping his foot a couple of times to bring the thousands
of cardboard coasters crashing down, after taking hours to
build the house. No glue was used or any other substance.
Goebel said: "Well, I kind of already was
sure of the record. "Today we only collapsed it all to finally
prove that no glue was used and this is the last step to the
record. But I was sure of it before, so I don't have this
feeling of 'Wow'. "Now I am just relieved it fell like it
was supposed to and that I no longer have to be extra careful."
Goebel has been working on his record since
the start of the year. He added an average of one thousand
coasters per hour to his growing house.
The house was even partly furnished with
armchairs, tables and a fireplace, all made from coasters.
More than a quarter of a million beermats
were used during the record attempt. Goebel worked for six
to eight hours, every day for nearly four months.