At first glance the new home on the banks of the Methegan River in Australia says nothing new. A kitchen, three bedrooms, a couple of bathrooms, a terrace. Normal.
It's not the aspect that matters, however. The structure is the one to surprise: the company JD Composites has made it with more than 600.000 bottles of plastic recycled. That's right, a plastic house.
“There are only 4 companies in the world using this material in this way,” says David Saulnier, partner of JD Composites, in an interview.
Home, sweet plastic house
PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, was crushed into small plastic pellets. Later it became a kind of foam (a bit like shaving ones). Used as a filling material, it proved to be resistant to temperature, tremors, molds. It also has a very good insulation factor.
And you? Would you live there?