save living introduces the plastic beach house at floriade expo
Wood, steel, and concrete are becoming harder to find. With the rising costs of traditional building materials, there is a growing interest in circular raw materials. Save Living demonstrates at Floriade Expo how you can construct houses from a residual mix of plastic waste that is low-maintenance, comfortable, and extremely durable. And, most importantly, endless availability!
In the Almere polder, a beach house made entirely of residual waste plastics is located in the heart of a dune landscape and surrounded by marram grass. In collaboration with the municipality of Almere and former engineer Cees Tadema, Save Living has developed these ‘new’ raw materials to save the furnace and melt it into circular architectural elements. Thus, the ‘Saviors’ demonstrate once more how to transform a problem into an opportunity. Plastic waste is abundant and more environmentally friendly than a wide variety of other construction materials. Is there any reason why you wouldn’t build a house from it?
Soon, plastic houses will be visible in many locations throughout the Netherlands. They fit perfectly in a sustainable living environment. Marlous: “Together with Daily cabin we also have develloped a series of Save Cabins made entirely of plastic garbage collected from the North Sea. We feel that waste should be transported as little as possible, which is why we want to build our homes entirely out of regional waste.” The demand is enormous, driven in part by a housing shortage and lack of traditional raw materials. Marlous explains: “Unfortunately, there is a lot of plastic garbage. However, in today’s market is this also a blessing.”