According to the UN there are more than 100 million vagrants everywhere throughout the world. In any case, while the lodging emergency holds on, the general population of northern Nigeria have concocted an approach to address it by building eco-accommodating homes with mud and plastic containers.
The Kaduna-based organization, Formative Relationship for Renewable Energies (Set out) is taking our old plastic containers – and we have a Considerable measure of them – and transforming them into homes.
Set out built these homes from a huge number of reused plastic containers loaded with sand, bond, and mud – which frame a divider that is 20 times more grounded than block dividers, flame resistant, and impenetrable.
The C.E.O of Set out, Yahaya Ahmed, helped to establish the non-administrative association with the intend to advance the utilization of renewable vitality assets.
The houses are additionally fitted with vitality sparing stoves pee filtration preparation frameworks and cleansing tanks – which are all as extraordinary for the earth as they sound.
Ahmed’s environmental projects seek to aid Nigeria’s issues with deforestation and pollution, in addition to other forms of environmental degradation.
The energy efficient kitchen stoves were recently made available for purchase in Kaduna and plans are in the works for nationwide availability.
DARE is currently helping young people in Kaduna get started on an eco-friendly path by teaching them to assemble the stoves. Additionally, the organisation is training local masons in the bottle building technique with the help of Andreas Froesse, the founder of Eco-Tec Soluciones Ambientales.
Currently, Nigeria has a housing deficit of about 16 million. Lagos accounts for 30 percent of this deficit and more than 14 percent of Nigerians are homeless. The plastic bottle homes cost one-third of what a similar house made of concrete and bricks would cost.
To build a two bedroom bottle house, workers are required to fill 14,000 plastic bottles with sand and hold them together using cement and mud. The combination of cement with mud forms a solid wall which is stronger than the commonly used cinder blocks. The compacted sand, which is poured into the bottles is also 20 times stronger than brick.
After construction with different recycled bottles, these homes become colourful, fire proof, bullet proof, and earthquake resistant plastic residences and maintain an interior temperature of about 64 degrees Fahrenheit all year round, which ideally suits Nigeria’s hot climate.
However, these plastic homes cannot be built higher than three stories due to the weight of the sand –filled bottles used in constructing them. More photos below: