10 Eco-friendly homes made from recycled materials
The growing concern to safeguard the environment from degradation has prompted many of us to adopt eco-friendly way of living. The eco-conscious individuals are trying hard to send the message that it is important to go green to keep the environment neat and clean. These days many eco-friendly homes have come up across the world. These homes are made using recycled materials. Here is a list of 10 eco friendly homes made from recycled materials:
1. Shipping container house
Green Design house is an eco-friendly home built using shipping container. This environmentally sustainable house is built using the discarded shipping container. This house was built as a part of Green Frame House project conceived by Art AstoriDePontiAssociati Containers. The concept was presented in 2010 at Abitare il Tempo in Verona. The total area of this two-floor house is 145 sqm. The house is built using six shipping containers and it has terrace and patio as well. This house has real kitchen.
2. Little Trump recycled aircraft house
This eco-friendly house is owned by Jo Ann Ussery. The Little Trump is built using the useless parts of a Continental Airline 727. Ussery decided to build this house after a storm destroyed her home. The lady has fixed the 18 inches long tail of this aircraft using concrete to make the house stable. The house looks attractive and unique. The cabin of this house is 11 foot wide. The cabin is spacious because Ussery has removed all the seats.
3. Big Dig house
Built by Boston-based firm Big Dig, this eco-friendly house is constructed using around 600,000lbs of recycled materials. Engineer Paul Pedini worked together with Massachusetts-based designer John Hong to build this house. Per square foot price of this house is $150 per square foot. The materials used in the house are heavy but this house is very airy. This house has a roof garden designed by Hong.
4. Recycled beer bottles house
Located in the Argentinean town of Quilmes, the recycled beer bottle house is the brainchild of Tito Ingenieri. Tito has used 6 million empty beer bottles to build this house, which is completely eco-friendly and inexpensive as well. Tito has used the bottles which he collected from the town to make this house. He also received bottles from the people of the town. Tito spent nearly 19 years to complete the construction of his dream home.
5. Infiniski manifesto house
Designed by James & Mau Architecture, the Infiniski Manifesto House is an eco-friendly house located in Curacavi, Chile. This house is made of recycled materials. Two 40-foot containers are used together with two 20-foot containers to build this house, which is well-lighted and airy. The first floor of the house has kitchen and bathroom, while the upper floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom. This house features geothermal heat pumps for cooling and heating.
6. Beverly Skyline House
This eco-friendly house is created by Bercy Chen Studio LLP. The interior and exterior of this house has a superb design and a modern feel. This house was completed in 2006. This house with glass railings is made of using reused and recycled materials. The front of this house is made of wood. The Beverly Skyline House has rainwater harvesting system.
7. Minimalist prefab house design made from recycled material
This eco-friendly house is made of recycled materials. The house has an attractive and pleasing design. The interior of the house well decorated. This completely green home is the brainchild of designer Michael de Jong. He claims that this house will attract many buyers because it is cheaper than the conventional homes but it has a nice look. Jong has also used rejected shipping containers to build the structure of this house.
8. Plastic bottle house
Nigeria-based NGO Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) has designed and built the plastic bottle house using recycled plastic bottles. DARE built this two-bedroom house in Kaduna. This home is fire and bulletproof. It is earthquake resistant as well. The internal temperature of this house remains around 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The plastic bottles used in this house were filled with sand and then string was used to link them together.
9. Recycled paper house
The Wall AG has created an eco-friendly house using recycled paper. The house named Universal World House has been created using less than $5000. This lightweight house is well-insulated and it is strong and sturdy. This house can prove a useful asset for people living disaster-prone regions. Gerd NiemÃƒÂ¶ller deserves credit for building the Universal World House.
10. Recycled eco house by Chilean architects
Designed by Chilean firm Infiniski, the Manifesto House is an eco-friendly house located in Chile. Premade materials are used to build this house. This eco-home was built after spending 79,000Ã¢Â‚Â¬. The exterior of the home is covered by recycled wooden pallets. This house has spacious bedrooms and bathroom.