Plastic bottles filled with sand used
to build houses in Nigeria

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Dezeen Wire:
discarded bottles sourced from hotels, restaurants, homes and foreign embassies are being filled with sand and used as bricks to create curved-walled houses in a Nigerian village - BBC

The bottles are bound together with mud resulting in durable walls that are sustainable, cost-effective and provide insulation from the sun's heat. The resulting buildings are also bullet-proof – a useful benefit in an area plagued by violence. An estate of 25 houses is currently being built with plans for a school to follow.

See our previous story on a house made from sand bags in South Africa.

Posted on Thursday November 10th 2011 at 6:31 pm by Alyn Griffiths. Copyright policy | Comments policy