28 Apr '17, 8pm

Elderly man spends 53 years building an incredible cathedral by hand Don Justo Cathedral – Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elderly man spends 53 years building an incredible cathedral by hand Don Justo Cathedral – Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This extraordinary <a href="http://inhabitat.com/6-absolutely-heavenly-green-houses-of-worship/">cathedral</a> made from salvaged materials has steadily risen over the past 50 years in a quiet Madrid neighborhood. Justo Martinez (who goes by Don Justo) has been working on the massive undertaking nearly single-handedly ever since he had to leave an order of monks due to illness. After recovering, he dedicated his life to building a church using his own money, on his own land. The massive undertaking is built almost entirely from local <a href="http://inhabitat.com/category/recycled-materials/">materials</a> that he is able to salvage, and now topped out at 131 feet the cathedral just needs a few finishing touches -- like a roof, some windows and permits. A new video from <a href="https://vimeo.com/174350113">Great Big Story</a> tells the inspiring tale.

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