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Houses made of plastic bottles, a way to protect against earthquakes

Houses made of plastic bottles, a way to protect against earthquakes

In Nigeria, innovative and sustainable houses are those made of plastic bottles.

It has already been proven that these houses are much stronger than traditional brick ones.

Houses made of plastic bottles, a way to protect against earthquakes

How many bottles are needed for a house?

These earthquake-resistant houses require about 14,000 bottles each and are significantly cheaper to build. The bottles, filled with sand and tied together, create durable walls said to last up to 300 years. Quite a bit, if you think about it. They live up to four generations.

Houses made of plastic bottles, a way to protect against earthquakes

This construction method is environmentally friendly. It simultaneously solves the problem of plastic pollution and provides an affordable housing solution.