By now you've probably either been to or driving by a junkyard and not thought much of it. We've all also seen those post on how people transform old junk into brand new art. Well, this junkyard in Austin is the art. The Cathedral of Junk is located at 4422 Lareina Dr.
So the Cathedral of Junk isn't actually a junkyard but it is a very creative way to deal with one's old belongings. Artist Vince Hanneman set out to make the place his clubhouse in hopes to share the fun with others. The massive pieces are located in his back yard and he's more than happy to talk to you about it.
We recommend you call before heading overseeing that it is in his back yard and it can get a bit crowded. He also closes it every once in a while for holidays and to fix things up. There is a $5 entry charge to get in.
The place is really built like a cathedral with high ceilings made from wires and street signs.
Throughout the place, you'll be able to find several "thrones" that will make you feel like the ruler of an apocalyptic kingdom.
There's no telling what you can find amongst the walls of this place as anything can be used for the structure including tires, typewriters and even stop signs.
The Cathedral first started popping up around 10 years ago and has since hosted photo shoots, weddings and debut parties.
To learn more about the Cathedral of Junk, you can check out this website.