A house in the town of Yelwa, Nigeria
, is drawing new visitors all the time. It sets a new mark for ingenuity- the place is built entirely of plastic bottles, filled with sand.
From the article:
This "bottle brick" technology started nine years ago in India, South and Central America, providing a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional building bricks.
Yahaya Ahmed of Nigeria's Development Association for Renewable Energies, estimates that a bottle house will cost one third of what a similar house made of concrete and bricks would cost.