Impressive rubbish house

German designers have found an ingenious way of erecting a building complete with a conservatory greenhouse for next to nothing.

Folke Koebberling and Martin Kaltwasser used waste wood and donated windows, doors and furniture to build their two storey gallery, with the help of some volunteers.

More than 40 volunteers helped sculpt 500 pallets and donated materials into the building and its conservatory.

Wysing Arts Centre director Donna Lynas declared her enthusiasm for the project.

"All the materials they used were either donated or found and would otherwise have gone into land fill," she said.

"I think people are keen to recycle and see their rubbish put to good use.

"This is an impressive two-storey building which could easily be adapted for someone to live in and shows just what can be built out of rubbish."

While the project is as impressive as it is commendable, many looking to add a conservatory to their home will opt for professional experts rather than volunteers to ensure a good job is done.