Nigerian engineer, Yahaya Ahmed has made a remarkable achievement as he built a house in Kaduna using 14,800 sand-filled plastic bottles as bricks.
Ahmed is the director of a non-governmental organisation, Developmental Association of Renewable Energies in Nigeria (DARE).
According to Legit.ng, the engineer said the house was built by his organisation to encourage the recycling of waste materials, create jobs and ensure a safer environment in Nigeria.
He said the building is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, adding that it is cheaper to build because the building materials are available on the streets and trash dump centres.
Developmental Association of Renewable Energies in Nigeria (DARE) shared this information on Twitter. See tweet;
The house has three rooms, a toilet and a kitchen. In terms of strength and durability, Ahmed said the house is “20 times stronger than brick walls houses and can last for over 300 years if constructed properly and carefully.”
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