Checkout The Exotic House Man Built With Plastic Bottles From Start to Finish in Kaduna (PICS)

Date: 26-01-2021 10:51 am (4 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 26-01-2021 10:51 AM (4 months ago)

A Nigerian man has built a house in Kaduna using 14,800 sand-filled plastic bottles as bricks.

Yahaya Ahmed, an engineer and the director of a non-governmental organisation, Developmental Association of Renewable Energies in Nigeria (DARE), said the house was built by his organisation to encourage recycling of waste materials, create jobs and ensure a safer environment in Nigeria.

Mr Ahmed said workers filled the plastic bottles with sand and linked them at the neck by an intricate network of strings to build the house, which he said is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa.

“It’s the cheapest house that everyone can construct without spending much money because the building materials are available on the streets and trash dump centres,” he told journalists at the site located at unguwar -Yalwa on the Kaduna Zaria road.

The house has three rooms, a toilet and a kitchen.

He said it is “20 times stronger than brick walls houses and can last for over 300 years if constructed properly and carefully. It is fireproof, bulletproof, earthquake-resistant and can adapt to all kinds of climate changes, desertification and deforestation.

“It is the cheapest house to build in this generation with waste plastic bottles on the streets polluting our environment and causing more problems like flood and other disasters in the communities.”

Explaining the shape of the house, Mr Ahmed said bottle houses are often more convenient to build in a circular fashion. “The circular shape adds strength to the walls, while providing a very artistic and pleasing appearance.

Any person with masonry skills can be used as labour in the construction of one of these homes. We have trained many youth and we are still training more youth and adults the various ways of constructing these houses across the country and some parts of Africa.”

Some photos below:

Posted: at 26-01-2021 10:51 AM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- wolefafo at 26-01-2021 12:36 PM (4 months ago)
Well done jare, Dan Fulani.....U no be herdsman
Posted: at 26-01-2021 12:36 PM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 26-01-2021 03:03 PM (4 months ago)
Posted: at 26-01-2021 03:03 PM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- FloJoJo at 26-01-2021 04:48 PM (4 months ago)
Nigerians are full of talents. Keep it up oga sir.
Posted: at 26-01-2021 04:48 PM (4 months ago) | Upcoming
- Baye77 at 27-01-2021 05:24 AM (4 months ago)
Impressive.. Cool
Posted: at 27-01-2021 05:24 AM (4 months ago) | Hero