House Built With Plastic and Glass Bottles

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A friend sent me these pictures about a house that was built using recycled materials.

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    ScottH218

    11 months ago on Introduction

    Great pictures and great use of waste. However, the complete lack of istructions made me feel disappointed.

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    cgoswami1

    3 years ago

    I wanted to do that
    I like it
    but how could I get waste bottle??
    if I'm purchasing from scrap collectors thn for that much more money needed Hahaha
    it is same price compare to cement bricks...!!

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    IvliaBcgoswami1

    Reply 2 years ago

    Ask all your friends to save their empty plastic water and soda bottles. You'll be surprised how fast the pile grows and you're helping the recycling effort as well.

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    IvliaB

    2 years ago

    Would be great in an earthquake zone, especially if built using plastic bottles. If the walls fall in on you you won't be trapped by heavy steel beams etc.. Great idea and one I will be researching further. Many thanks for the photos.

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    EddieD4

    3 years ago

    Awesome

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    giorgia14

    3 years ago

    My jaw just dropped...!!! That's fantastic..!! I'm totally amazed......

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    giorgia14

    3 years ago

    My jaw just dropped...!!! That's fantastic..!! I'm totally amazed......

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    I guess it would keep the bottles out of the dump, but how do you replace glass that breaks or plastic that breaks down and crumbles and leaves holes in the wall?

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    roulopaWriterofWords

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I guess the same way you replace a brick, dig in!

    same fro strawbale houses it is possible to replace a faluty strawbale as much as it is possible to cut through the wall once you have dug in the earth plaster.

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    Reiff

    5 years ago on Introduction

    That is...I don't know what to say, but like Carlos said, you may as well just make an adobe hut.

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    DIY-Guy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Big plastics question, two words- UV resistance?

    The star shapes look so cool in the walls!

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    Loopstyle

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting reusing of plastic/glass bottles! I have a website (www.loopstyle.se) that shares inspiration in the upcycling area! You are more then welcome to visit and post a loop at the webpage!


    Thx

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    onemoroni1

    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is an interesting recycling and re-purposing. However I don't think it would fly in California to meet building codes. Would be good for an out building.

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    Super_Geek

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Actualy under the right condition (high heat with moisture and pressure, that can be achieved in most landfills) plastic will break down in about 50 years. 

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    upcycler74Super_Geek

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    "It should be noted, however, that even with biodegradable plastic materials the decomposition will normally be limited because most landfills in the U.S. are not operated in a biologically active state."
    From U of Michigan Engineering dept website on bioplastics UMICH

    In ideal situations, yes, anaerobic degradation of plastic in landfill does occur, but as stated above, this is not neccessarily the norm. I think that a plastic bottle in an anaerobic, or a dry climate like in the pictures above, a plastic bottle will last a very, very long time.

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    cincymikeb

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Saw this in North carolina see web site Marys gone wild. I dont know how strong it is but it sure is beautiful !

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