Monday 26 July 2010

Man builds his own island home in Mexico

A carpenter has created his own ecologically sound island from discarded plastic bottles, which is situated about 50 ft off the shore in a bay in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. Evident in the documentary styled video seen below, the carpenter's diy island home is basically a food producing self-sufficient house boat, with alarming charm.

Since Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour you've got to wonder how many more industrious individuals might decide to build their own island !

Alternatively others could try to imitate David de Rothschild's adventurous plastic bottle yacht, Plastiki, which coincidently, as reported here, made land fall today.

"After sailing more than 8,000 nautical miles and spending 128 days crossing the Pacific, the world’s largest ocean, in a boat made of 12,500 plastic PET bottles, the Plastiki expedition and her crew have safely and successfully reached their planned destination of Sydney to cheers of welcome and support."

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