11341 BC-3A, Boswell, BC
This unusual roadside attraction was built from over half a million discarded embalming fluid bottles.
Located 40km south of Crawford Bay and 40km north of Creston, the Glass House was started in 1952. David H. Brown worked in the funeral business for 35 years and when he retired, he decided that there should be a use for the empty embalming fluid bottles, which were discarded.
Built in a cloverleaf pattern with three main rooms, circular shape, 48 feet in length, 24 feet wide and with the upstairs room, it contains 1,200 sq ft of floor space.
Entering the grounds, the visitors are welcomed by a mountain stream trickling over a moss-covered water wheel which brings to life the dwarf inhabitants nestled around the wishing well.
Over 320 dozen flowers border pathways and entice visitors from the terrace over a bridge also built of glass bottles. A winding path beneath the bridge leads to the rocky lakeshore and a lookout called the lighthouse which offers a spectacular view of beautiful Kootenay Lake.
Tours of the estate are available seven days a week, May to October. A gift shop is also located on property.