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Adobe, Energy, and Memes: 27-Year-Old Activist Is Building Disaster- Proof Plastic Bottle Homes For Refugees In Algeria While there are numerous ways one can contribute to society and make the world a better place, action taken by 27-year-old Tateh Lehbib Breica stands apart from the rest. This is because the Sahrawi refugee has taken it upon himself to construct disaster-resistant homes using discarded plastic bottles. Not only can the homes be built for an affordable price, they are made for harsh desert conditions and can last for years. UNCHR reports that Tindouf, Algeria, is not an easy place to live, for temperatures regularly spike to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, and sandstorms can wreak havoc on refuge structures. But because people have been fleeing to the area to escape violence in the Western Sahara War for over 40 years, a housing solution was desperately needed. Itโ€™s because of this Breica decided to engineer homes that can survive harsh climates and are disaster-proof. The 27-year-old has a masterโ€™s degree in energy efficiency and participated in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scholarship program. His first intention was to construct a rooftop garden where he and others could grow seedlings in the bottles. However, the circular shape of the energy-efficient home he was planning posed too much challenge to that idea. After brainstorming and recalling a documentary he watched on building structures out of plastic water bottles, he was struck with a new idea. Inhabitat relays that the plastic bottle homes can withstand storms better than adobe, mud brick or tent homes. Additionally, they are water resistant โ€” a fact which is essential, considering heavy rains demolished thousands of homes in 2015. The homes have thick walls and due to their circular shape, are resistant against sandstorms. The 27-year-old has a masterโ€™s degree in energy efficiency and participated in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scholarship program. His first intention was to construct a rooftop garden where he and others could grow seedlings in the bottles. โœ‹ more below ๐Ÿ‘‡
Adobe, Energy, and Memes: 27-Year-Old Activist Is Building Disaster-
 Proof Plastic Bottle Homes For Refugees
 In Algeria
While there are numerous ways one can contribute to society and make the world a better place, action taken by 27-year-old Tateh Lehbib Breica stands apart from the rest. This is because the Sahrawi refugee has taken it upon himself to construct disaster-resistant homes using discarded plastic bottles. Not only can the homes be built for an affordable price, they are made for harsh desert conditions and can last for years. UNCHR reports that Tindouf, Algeria, is not an easy place to live, for temperatures regularly spike to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, and sandstorms can wreak havoc on refuge structures. But because people have been fleeing to the area to escape violence in the Western Sahara War for over 40 years, a housing solution was desperately needed. Itโ€™s because of this Breica decided to engineer homes that can survive harsh climates and are disaster-proof. The 27-year-old has a masterโ€™s degree in energy efficiency and participated in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scholarship program. His first intention was to construct a rooftop garden where he and others could grow seedlings in the bottles. However, the circular shape of the energy-efficient home he was planning posed too much challenge to that idea. After brainstorming and recalling a documentary he watched on building structures out of plastic water bottles, he was struck with a new idea. Inhabitat relays that the plastic bottle homes can withstand storms better than adobe, mud brick or tent homes. Additionally, they are water resistant โ€” a fact which is essential, considering heavy rains demolished thousands of homes in 2015. The homes have thick walls and due to their circular shape, are resistant against sandstorms. The 27-year-old has a masterโ€™s degree in energy efficiency and participated in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scholarship program. His first intention was to construct a rooftop garden where he and others could grow seedlings in the bottles. โœ‹ more below ๐Ÿ‘‡

While there are numerous ways one can contribute to society and make the world a better place, action taken by 27-year-old Tateh Lehbib Brei...