All posts tagged cocreative building

Goodbye to a Ton of Trash: 1000 Bottle Bricks

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 10:49pm by russs.net Comments Off
Goodbye to a Ton of Trash: 1000 Bottle Bricks

Yesterday, was the culmination of six months of experimenting and two weeks of preparation with the local high school.  Together, we cleaned up the village, dug out the trash from the school’s garbage pit and dumped everything into the town’s centre plaza. What a mess!

But the students were eager to help out.  The last two weeks we’d been studying just […]

Experiments in Trash Bottle Bricks

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 2:56pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

I’ve been surveying the different techniques going on around the world to buy using bottles.  The technique of layering bottles in cement and building with them as bricks makes some amazing structures and can be a great way to deal with garbage.  In Central America they pack them with sand.  In New Mexico they leave them empty.

Here in Sabangan, we […]