The growing concern to save the environment from destruction has prompted many of us live eco-friendly. The eco-conscious individuals are trying hard to send the message that it is important to go green to keep the environment neat and clean. These days many eco-friendly homes have come up across the world. These homes are made using recycled material. Here is a list of 10 eco friendly homes made from recycled material.
1. Recycled Plastic Bottle House Built in Nigeria
Houses made up of plastic bottles are very efficient and cheap to build. This technique is widely used in Nigeria to build homes. The first such home built in Yelwa village of Nigeria is getting great attention. The bottles used to build this home are filled with dry soil or construction waste material. These plastic bottles were collected from several homes, hotels etc. these filled bottles actually gives a great strength and making house more durable. This house is a solar powered with fuel efficient clean cook stove and urine filtration system.
2. House of reused Soup Cans
Reused soap cans are the best option for building house. This is the example of how creatively you can use waste materials. The excellent shelter in Bat Yam, Israel is totally made up of used soap cans. These cans are ordered in way to create temporary shelters for people. These hallowed out cans are linked together and help upright by steel rods. Light can easily go through the structure so no need to worry about putting extra lights.
Rubble bubble is the house made up of reclaimed pebbles and bricks, concrete tiles, and recycled wood. You can find all these materials in your backyard and no need to spend a penny for that. This house gives you natural and rugged look. As it is made up of sturdy material, this house can surely be used for longer duration. This hut has a diameter of 180 cm and height 205 cm. its foundation is dug into three levels from ground level.
4. Shipping Container House in Mojave Desert
The shipping container house looks great and elegant plus it is cost effective. The first shipping container home was built in Mojave Desert, California. As shipping containers are made up of strong material, this house gives you more durability. This house, called as The Tim Palon Studio, was made in collaboration with its design/build subsidiary Ecotech Build. The house has 2300 sq foot bedroom along with one-and-a-half bathroom. Six containers were used to build this house at rate of $200 per sq foot.
5. Modolo 10Ã10
The modelo house is made up of recycled fiberglass panels which are used construction scaffolding and framework on other building projects. You can easily extend the home by putting extra sheets of fiberglass. The roof gives ventilation for the rooms and maintains cool temperature inside home. The roof can be opened and closed by louvers so that walls can also breathe some fresh air. This home is based on the recycled tires and concrete. A wooden plank is used as an extra step to the door way.
6. Infiniski Manifesto House
This home was built in Chile with the help of recycled but sustainable and eco friendly material. For insulation purpose the recycled cellulose was used. Also, recycled aluminum, iron and wood was used with the ecological painting. This home was designed and developed by James & Mau Architecture.
7. Small Prefab Home Design with Shipping Container
This prefab home is made up of shipping container. This home is very cheap, durable and small in size. It is designed by architects Jason Halter and Christos Marcopoulous. It also gives luxurious interiors. More than 70 % of its material is a recycled material. This is a perfect example of eco friendly home.
8. Micro-Financed Straw Houses
Straw made homes were built in Pakistan after massive earthquake in 2005. This homes not only eco friendly but also earthquake proof. These are energy efficient homes too. You donât have to invest much fort this kind of homes; but these homes are really for long term use. Instead of bricks and mortar straw are used. Tightly packed walls and gravel weighing foundation gives better weather proofing.
9. House made with recycled tires
This home is entirely made up of car tires including the foundation. Along with tires, empty plastic bottles and other used material is used for building this home. Tires are used as a substitute to the bricks. The entrance is beautifully designed with using tires.
10. Rebuilding Home with Paper Tubes
This house was built in Japan as prevention step for earthquake. Paper tube serves the purpose nicely for giving shelter. It is very cheap to built and also durable through all seasons. There are compartments in the house for separate rooms. This is most popular and widely used concept in Japan.