Nowadays, it’s no longer the homeless that stay in humble abodes made of recycled materials. In fact, buildings made out of recycled material are very hippie chic, like the first bottle school in San Pablo, Philippines completed this spring.
The structure is made entirely of thousands of adobe and 1.5 liter plastic bottles collected by volunteers since a run in June. These bottles, which formerly stored sodas, juices, and teas are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Illac Diaz conceived and constructed the building with MyShelter Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to create innovative, eco-friendly, and sustainable structures.
The structure made entirely of 1.5 liter plastic bottles and adobe can look like it could easily blend in with any pile at a junkyard. However, if you look closely, it’s translucent and intricately beautiful!
Other organizations like Hug It Forward are also bringing eco-friendly schools to countries like Guatemala.
For more information on this particular project and ways to help, visit here: http://www.bottleschoolproject.org/.