Five Brilliant Home Designs That You Can Do With Recycled Materials – Save A Fortune With This.


Use as Many Recycled Materials as you Can

Finally, using recycled materials in your construction (to any extent you can) will greatly reduce the cost overall.These houses use: reclaimed wood, old grain silos, and pallets respectively.

http://www.archdaily.com/41001/manifesto-house-james-mau-for-infiniski/
http://goo.gl/dv6kIY

Create a Green Roof

Adding a green roof can not only add charm to your new house, but can also greatly reduce cost.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_roof

Re-purpose Some Shipping Containers

Many ports have left over shipping containers clogging their docks. You can buy quite a few for pretty cheap, but the cost of insulating them and making them livable might significantly increase the cost of this option.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping_container_architecture

Use Straw Bale Construction

Similar to cob, but more appropriate to the south and dry climates, this material doesn’t withstand moistrue quite as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw-bale_construction

Use Cob

Cob is a bit tricky to work with, but is inexpensive and can save a lot of money in the long run. The material is similar to adobe and keeps houses warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It has the extra benefit of being surprisingly porous and thus can withstand wet climates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cob_%28material%29

Source: http://imgur.com/gallery/2aRTa

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