Eco Plastic Bottle Village To Be Created In Panama
If your looking to live somewhere slightly different, then take a look at this plastic bottle village under construction in Panama that’s made entirely of plastic bottles.
It’s early days yet, but the idea is that the aptly-named Plastic Bottle Village will eventually comprise between 90 to 120 homes, each insulated by thousands of plastic bottles.
The plastic bottle village was started in 2015 and is expected to have a massive impact on the recycling industry in Panama.
Over 10,000 PET bottles, the kind used to hold soft drinks, were used in the first home. According to the Plastic Bottle Village team, somewhere between 10,000 and 25,000 bottles will be used for each subsequent home.
The company states that the use of plastic bottles is both time and cost effective, compared to typical local materials and techniques.
The firm also reports that the bottle-based homes have such good insulation that air-conditioning isn’t necessary and that they are earthquake-resistant too.
The homes are currently available for pre-purchase and come in three different styles, with prices starting from US$149,000 to $300,000.
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