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Beautiful house built from old tire, used bottle & mud!

Grand Designs S09 E05 The Brittany Groundhouse, Brittany SD ( Standard Definition )

I have seen many spectacular renovated castles & houses in this series but this one surpassed them all in its originality in the recycling domain.
So much so that I felt I had to share it with you so you don’t miss out on ideas if any of you are contemplating to build your own home πŸ™‚

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Published on 27 Jun 2013
Adi Nortje and Daren Howarth attempt to build a property in Brittany, France made from recycled materials.
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  1. Wow, isn’t this beautiful. Unfortunately in NZ local councils make it very different to build alternative homes like this, their building standards and compliance codes are way too restrictive….a home should be built a certain way !! Such a shame because this creative use of recycling is nothing short of stunning.

    • I would’ve never thought that especially of NZ! Why on earth wouldn’t they encourage eco-friendly houses?
      Well, at least you have stunning country over there πŸ™‚

      • Yes, we absolutely do, we’re very lucky πŸ™‚ But yep, you would expect different here ay, all about money and the need for endless permits when building here…it is so expensive. We almost bought a small forestry block, around 55 acres. Our thoughts were to live in a bus as we gradually built a mud brick house. Honestly, the council restrictions read like a horror story….must have a permitted drive within a year etc – we naively thought we could just buy the place and just plod along over years doing something with it – and mud brick is about as alternative as you can be here and every step must be signed off.

      • That is when fun gets to be a pain in the neck πŸ˜‰
        A pity it scares them off when these houses look really pretty & well kept… not cheap looking in the slightest.
        I imagine they’re worried about allowing one that’ll open the doors to weird looking buildings in the long run & spoil the landscape.
        It might take them a while to get around it, adapt to the changes having to be made in a forever changing world.

      • I guess so. I’d rather see some houses of character though πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Totally agree with you on that! But I’m optimistic, I believe they are bound to change eventually…
        Thanks for voicing your opinion, it’s nice to feel connected that far away πŸ™‚

  2. AMAZING and so beautiful!


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