Reduce Reuse and Recycle, are the three “Rs” that have become extremely popular these days because of the growing awareness about the constant damage caused to the planet and our environment. Putting a break over buying new things and using the older ones in a new way is something we all have known about, but can you imagine an entire house made up of recycled materials? Yes you heard it correct. Given below is an introduction to most fantastically designed houses that are made out of reclaimed materials and are therefore extremely sustainable.
- The incredible “garbage” house
We have always been reading phrases and sayings like “there is no substitute for hard work” and “where there is a will, there is way”, but only a few make this come true. Ingrid Vaca Diez from Bolivia has presented an example before all of us by constructing these outstanding garbage houses. The homes are made from waste materials like plastic bottles as bricks and mud. There could be no better place to tuck in the litter of plastic bottles than to use them as bricks. The houses are extremely string and durable.
- The soup can house
Reused soup cans could be creatively used to construct unbelievably beautiful houses and make good use of waste materials. This soap house is located in Bat Yam in Israel and is made entirely out of soap cans. These empty cans are joined together with the help of steel rods to create temporary housing for people. The structure allows plenty of natural light to pass through it and hence does not require lighting during the day time.
- The “all-door” apartment
Designer Choi jeong Hwa is ready to surprise you all with his extremely colorful and eye dazzling creation, an all door apartment at Seoul. The artist covered an entire 10 storey building with 1000 recycled doors! According to Choi, he chose salvaged doors as he himself is not able to paint or draw well. This building is one out of Choi’s several eco-friendly inspired works. Choi’s creativity and concern has transformed n dull and monotonous structure into tangy and interesting.
- Argentina’s plastic house
Alfredo Santa Cruz and his family have set an example before the world by creating this outlandish recycled house in Puerto Iguazu in Argentina. The complete house have been constructed out of 1200 PET bottles(as roofs), 1300 tetra Pak cartons (as ceilings), 120 plastic bottles (as couches) and 200 other bottles as bed including 140 Compact Disk covers as its doors and windows. This seems to be a perfect way to get rid of the plastic litter problem which the world is facing currently.
What does it take to be sensitive towards your Planet and surrounding? A strong determination in your heart and a strong will and there you are with a solution to save your environment. The attempts of people who create the above mentioned houses is a proof to this.