Houses Built With Recycled Materials – 6 Bold Ideas
The concern for the surrounding environment doesn’t only translate in throwing garbage in a trash bin. As nature starts bending under the pressure of urbanization and industrialization, a few venturesome people went beyond the conventional boundaries and showed their care for Mother Nature in a truly original manner: building homes with recycled materials. Eccentric or not, they proved once again that home is that space that in the end meets your needs in a practical manner. If this is true or not in their case, we can easily see in the examples below showing houses built with recycled materials.
The first picture shows a house built out of 25,000 recycled bottles cemented together. The unique abode adorns the natural landscape situated in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
You may tend to believe a “glass” masonry may be an easy job. It may, but we know for sure that it is not up to anybody to build a house out of scraps and salvaged materials found in a junkyard. An American artist and high school teacher started building the place suggestively called “The Junk Castle” in 1970 at a total cost of only $500.
You’re probably rubbing your eyes in disbelief because it is hard to swallow that the futurist design house seen in the image below is actually a living place built from salvaged airplane parts. Easy to guess, the house was ordered by a retired pilot.
A mud house in Mexico, similar to so many other projects built from this material so abundantly provided by nature. This ultra-sustainable home built from recycled trash such as bottles, tires, aluminum cans, and other litter. The cans and bottles are filled with soil and then plastered over with natural mud.
Old tires is what a Romanian engineer also used to build the foundation of his green home which also has natural materials, such as stone, wood and clay in its structure. The tire foundation is also a very good shock-absorbing solution in case of an earthquake.
At last, a house which features some eye-catching aesthetics making one hardly believe he is looking at a home built from recycled materials. As you may have already guessed, this house was built from old wooden pallets, such a versatile material used in DIY projects.
Sources: Criticalcactus.com, Digi24.ro