» Listen to the Radio Show Archive Alex Jones. Building With Non-Recyclable Cardboard Bales. When we first saw Rich Messer and Ann Dowden’s home built using bales made from laundry detergent boxes (which can’t be recycled because they’re coated in wax), set on a foundation made from bales of postconsumer PVC trash (toys, laundry baskets, shampoo bottles) we thought it was brilliant.
Through the years, that snug little house—which looks just like a straw bale—has remained one of my favorites. I love to see people’s reactions when they realize the house is made from garbage. It seems so logical—such a natural use of an abundant unnatural resource. Yet the idea is just now starting to catch on. A team of Auburn University students has built a student housing apartment using a similar method, which they call Curocon (corrugated construction).
Students at Auburn University used bales of compressed corrugated board to create a student housing apartment. Walls made from corrugated board bales provide insulation and thermal mass. Papercrete - Wikipedia Entry. Papercrete is a construction material which consists of re-pulped paper fiber with Portland cement or clay and/or other soil added.
First patented in 1928, it was revived during the 1980s. Although perceived as an environmentally friendly material due to the significant recycled content, this is offset by the presence of cement. The material lacks standardisation, and proper use therefore requires care and experience. $200 Micro Houses Made From Junk. By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:49 GMT, 5 April 2012 | Updated: 20:37 GMT, 5 April 2012 Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses cost just $200 to make.
What the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail. Forest Cottage Cobbled from Scrap Beams, Floors & Doors. Issues of accessibility and sustainability drove this site-specific design solution: a narrow road required small modular pieces, while client wishes dictated extensive material reuse.
Chilean architect Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel started with patio doors from a demolished 1960s home furnished, transforming them into the framework for a mostly-glazed, wood-framed front facade. Local 1970s parquet flooring were turned into new finishing materials, while used commercial steel and glue-laminated beams form the core structure. From Waste To Cozy Cabin. Ice Cream Bucket Igloo. This is the ice cream igloo; using large pails (20L empty ice cream containers), Pete and friends used an old satellite dish to create a form/mold around wich to assemble the pails.
Each is filled with sawdust, making it a highly insulated structure. Several nails go through the lid of each pail into the neighbouring bucket, thereby holding it all together. Eventually this will be covered in chicken wire and plastered. This is the interior of the ice cream bucket igloo. Note the edge of the satellite dish visible above. How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles !! The video shows the strength of a mud filled plastic bottle.
When you make a clay brick, the time and energy used right from mixing the clay to baking it in the kiln and taking into account the firewood used for that, you will see that the bottle brick is far more energy-efficient. The technology also reduces the carbon emission that happens during the baking of an ordinary brick . The heat generation from cement factories can also be reduced as this technology uses only five percent cement. Construction With PET Bottles - The Temas Blog. « BNDES cria linha de apoio para catadores de materiais recicláveis | Home | Como tener éxito trabajando con “basura” en Latinoamérica » By Keith R | November 21, 2006 Topics: Environmental Protection, Waste & Recycling | 47 Comments » (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading ...
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Plastic Bottles Solve Nigeria's Housing Problem. The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first: take the plastic water bottles that litter Nigeria's roads, canals and gutters and allow people to live inside them.
Not literally, but almost. What a group of activists did was come up with a plan to build a house using those bottles, providing what they say is an environmentally smart strategy of chipping away at a housing shortage in Africa's most populous nation. With the prototype near the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna now well underway, the group wants to extend its efforts and build more, aiming to unleash what they say is some long bottled-up potential. Unconvinced? Supporters say those yet to see the structure on the outskirts of the village of Sabon Yelwa can throw stones if they want to. Thai Temple Built From One Million Recycled Bottles. The Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple has found a way to bottle-up Nirvana, literally.
The temple, which sits in Thailand’s Sisaket province, roughly 370 miles northeast of Bangkok is made of more than a million recycled glass bottles. True to its nickname, “Wat Lan Kuad” or “Temple of Million Bottles” features glass bottles throughout the premises of the temple, including the crematorium, surrounding shelters, and yes – even the toilets. There’s an estimated 1.5 million recycled bottles built into the temple, and as you might have guessed, they are committed to recycling more. POLLI Bricks: Build A House With Recycled Bottles. The creative minds at miniWIZ recently debuted the POLLI-Brick, a recycled polymer bottle that can be interlocked to build an incredible array of structures.
Made from recycled PET bottles, the lightweight bricks offer excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and can build anything from fences and roofs to pots for plants, skylights and beautiful walls of light. Anyone who has taken a trip to the United States’ southwest desert has likely seen early examples of recycled-bottle architecture. From miner’s shacks to elaborate residences, these practical and ingenious structures helped early frontiersmen and women settle The West. Ecological Bricks - The Temas Blog. « IDB Loan for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rican Wilderness Areas / Prestamo de BID para turismo sostenible en áreas silvestres de Costa Rica | Home | Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part I » By Keith R | December 24, 2006 Topics: Environmental Protection, Waste & Recycling | 13 Comments » (2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)
Off The Grid Build - Making Bottle Bricks. Make Your Own Inexpensive Utility Sink Built From A Plastic Barrel Half. Cutting the curve on the coupling is the trickiest part of the whole project. You could do it with a saw if you clamp the piece in a good vise, but I chose to use the coarse wheel on my bench grinder to carve away the coupling above the line. This method proved to be quick and easy, but if you do it this way be sure to wear safety goggles and a filter mask as it does create fumes and little bits of plastic.
How To Make A Decorative Pond From Old Tires. Mobile Fold-Out Shipping Container Home. In this case, the sum is more than the parts – and the building footprint tells only half of the story. How To Reuse Pallets. Cargo Container + Wood Pallet Homes. So many architects have begun converting cargo shipping containers into houses, apartments, offices and more – so how could you pack any more sustainability into an entirely recycled building? Smart Communities Network: Recycled-Content Building Materials. Green Building Principles-- Resource Conservation Recycled-Content Materials Materials Reuse Minimization of Construction Waste Water Conservation Green Roofs Recycled-Content Materials There are many building products available today that are manufactured from recycled materials.
For example, organic asphalt shingles contain recycled paper, and some shingles are made from re-manufactured wood fiber. Cellulose insulation is manufactured from recycled newspaper. Alternative building materials can conserve resources, as well. Links OIKOS Site includes a free searchable database of more than 1,700 companies that offer green building products. Green Building Resource Guide Provides information on The Green Building Resource Guide, a database of more than 600 green building materials and products.
Recycled-Content Product Directory A searchable database provided by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Materials Reuse. Second Hand Building Materials.