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Plastic bottles solve Nigeria's housing problem November 7, by Aminu Abubakar A man builds a wall with plastic bottles in the village of Sabon Yelwa. A group of activists have come up with a plan to build a house using bottles, providing what they say is an environmentally smart way to tackle the housing shortage problem in Nigeria.
The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first: 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.
Supporters say those yet to see the structure on the outskirts of the village of Sabon Yelwa can throw stones if they want to. This house is being built to last. Nineteen-year old mason, Yahaya Musa, checks a wall of made of sand-filled plastic bottles in the village of Sabon Yelwa.
Sitting on square metres, the two-bedroom bungalow looks like an ordinary home. It is in many ways a marvel to look at. Sitting on square metres square feetthe two-bedroom bungalow looks like an ordinary home, but it differs in many ways.
When completed, the house whose construction started in June will be used to train masons in building such structures. It is made from capped, sand-filled plastic bottleseach weighing three kilogrammes, or nearly two pounds.
The bottles are stacked into layers and bonded together by mud and cement, with an intricate network of strings holding each bottle by its neck, providing extra support to the structure.
Bottle caps of various colours protrude from the cement-plastered walls, giving them a unique look. Those behind the project claim the sand-filled bottles are stronger than ordinary cinder blocks.
Outside view of a house under construction in the village of Sabon Yelwa. It is made from capped, sand-filled plastic bottles, each weighing three kilogrammes, or nearly two pounds. With the right adjustments to the supporting pillars the building can be as high as three stories, but can go no higher due to the weight of the sand-filled bottles, Ahmad said.
Situated amidst an expansive irrigation farm, the building consists of a rotunda-shaped living room which connects to the interior via a short corridor. Two rooms stand opposite with a bathroom and a toilet between them. A side door leads to an open courtyard and the kitchen.
The house is also designed to produce zero carbon emissions as it will be wholly powered by solar panels and methane gas from recycled human and animal waste. Huge piles of empty plastic bottles litter the site from donations from embassies, hotels and restaurants. Environmental experts say Nigeria, a country of some million, throws out about three million plastic bottles daily.
Plastic houses are cheap to construct as it costs a quarter of the money required to build a conventional house, said Vassiliu, a Greek national who has been working in Nigeria as a water drilling engineer for 30 years.
A second plastic bottle project is due to commence in January at a primary school in need of more classrooms in the town of Suleja near Nigeria's capital Abuja.pet bottles as bricks To make the environment free from pollution an attempt was made to construct the water tank using the discarded pet bottles.
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