Wednesday, March 12, 2014

America Could End Homelessness In One Year By Doing This


If America really cared about solving the problem of homelessness among it’s citizenry, here’s an idea that would work. Oh- and that opening line references the fact that as far back as 2011 empty houses in America outnumbered homeless families by five times, according to Amnesty International.

Anyway, let’s say the problem with homeless people in America was a result of not enough housing. Then, this idea would work.

Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.- See more at:


  1. Wouw, I looked the full vid on youtube of building this house. When it's finished and painted you can't see at all that it's made of bottles.From now on when I will throw my bottles in the recyclingbin I will look different at them!
    Thank you for the vid Slaade.Lux

    1. Hey Lux! Amazing isn't it?? So many wonderful ideas out there like this! $$$ is what stops them from being implemented. Hopeful that the day when money doesn't rule the world is on the horizon :) Much love~Slaade