Floating Homes Made From Recycled Materials

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Garbage HouseFeel free to file this under the “Yeah, right” category of your brain, but this guy, Michel Krueger, is pretty certain that when we run out of space on land to build homes on, we’re going to want to build them on water – okay, not so hard-to-believe. The hard-to-believe part comes when he says his company, Studio Noach, wants to build the floating homes out of old hamburger containers, coffee cups, packing materials, and other products that would otherwise end up in our landfills. Not exactly your traditional home building materials!

Many may not realize it about this recycled building materials, but this composite product is actually called RexWall, and has been used to make about 30 floating homes since 2000. So, is it possible to build homes out of these recycled building materials? Yes. Does it give us something to do with some garbage? Yes. Is anyone going to want to live in a floating house made out of garbage? No.


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