November 22, 2011
Eco-Friendly Bulletproof Houses Made Out Of Recyled Plastic Bottles In Nigeria.
Thousands of pieces of trash that would otherwise be clogging waterways and landfills in Nigeria have been turned into sturdy, and surprisingly attractive, construction materials in the village of Yelwa, where the country’s first plastic-bottle house is drawing curious visitors and plenty of press.
The bottles are actually filled with dry soil or construction waste, not sand (an unnecessary expense) They are then laid in rows like bricks and bound together with mud, producing a sturdy, well-insulated, and inexpensive three-room structure that is resistant to both bullets and earthquakes.
Before the Nigerians, a man from Argentina built an entire house including furnishings entirely from plastic bottles, CD cases and tetra packs. Check the video below.