Great Big Story shares the work of Conceptos Plásticos. It’s a Colombian company that takes discarded plastics and turns them into foundations for houses and temporary shelters. To date, they have recycled 500 tons of plastic and built over 30 homes.
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DROP Structures‘ Mono cabin is its signature product. It’s a prefabricated living space that measures only 8.5′ x 12′ x 16’, so you don’t need building permits for it in North America. It has lots of customization options, including furniture, heating and appliances.
EcoCapsule’s bubble-shaped off-grid living spaces contain a small bedroom, work area, kitchen, storage, and bathroom. Solar panels on the roof and an external windmill supply electricity, and its shape is designed to maximize rainwater capture. (Thanks Linda!)