Why live in a plastic bottle house?
Average humans can consume 15 or more drinks in plastic bottles a month. If you were born after 1978, and live until 80 years old, you will leave behind a minimum of 14,400 plastic bottles on this planet. These bottles take hundreds of years to break down into tiny pieces of plastic, never to completely disappear. Most of the waste is consumed by fish and birds, which has shortened their lifespans greatly.
If you live in a two story plastic bottle house of 100 square meters or 1,000 square feet per floor, then your house will be built reusing 14,000 plastic bottles. These recycled bottles could neutralize the negative effect of your passage on this planet, and move closer to leaving only your "footprints".
The re-use of its core materials allows, the Plastic Bottle Village to build homes in a fraction of the time, and at a huge savings in the cost of re-construction, compared to the traditional materials used locally.
The Plastic Bottle Village is an
eco-residential community set into the heart
of the islands, jungle interior.
The Village is designed to co-exist with nature, and the lush tropical jungle. The community is located on some of Isla Colon’s most prime real estate. Residents of this exclusive community will be ensured positive R.O.I on their home/land purchase, while doing their part to change the world in a positive direction.
The community is nestled into 83 acres of established jungle that stretches from the sea, and future boat launch on the west side of the island, to the center of the islands main road, to Boca del Drago’s famous starfish beach.
Over the three phases of development, The Village will consist of around 120 homes/lots, as well as a small boutique, eco-lodge, that will mesh with the community’s fruit, vegetable, and herb garden. The Village will utilize natural settings to create green zones, that will house a yoga-exercise pavilion, hiking trails, and small manicured mini-parks for barbeques, and out door gatherings.
The secured community rests on beautiful hilltops and small valleys that have fresh water streams rolling through it. There is also a plethora of flora and fauna to enjoy and explore.
The Village is home to revolutionary techniques in eco-building, and utilizes recycled plastic bottles as its main insulation inside of its concrete walls. This style of home building takes a green approach and the owners of the properties will share a conscious, earth friendly shift in their way of living. We will be living inside what we have consumed and thrown away, and will re-construct those materials into modern, stylish, and quality built residencies. The homes are also earthquake resistant, and very cool in temperature, so there is no need for air conditioning. This will aid in conserving energy for The Village, which is a solar friendly community.
We are “changing the world, without changing the Earth, one home at a time.”
Robert Bezeau, Creator/Owner
Originally from Canada, Robert came to Bocas several years ago and has had his hand in many projects throughout this time. Robert spearheaded the Bocas recycling program in 2012, where he and some volunteers, and a few part time workers, made a positive change in the cleanliness of the islands beaches and town. In a short amount of time, it was staggering to see the amount of recycled materials being removed from the garbage, and saved from being burned or buried in the only one landfill. He estimates “that we have over 1 million bottles that we accumulated, during the period of 1.5 years he collected the bottles”. The recycling program was a breath of fresh air for the islands residents and many tourists visiting annually.
Message from Robert
People have changed. The world has changed. If we got to a point where we need to drink water in plastic bottles, we surely have changed! Humans have now reached an increasing volume of 7.3 billion people on the planet. If each one of us drink only one bottle a day, we are looking at 2.6 trillion bottles a year. Where are they? Where do they go?
Why are developed countries of the world, working so hard to recycle a small percentage of the volume of plastic bottles being discarded, when the developing countries which are greater in volume, have not yet realized what is happening to the planet, with the immense plastic problem we face.
Unless developed countries organize, unite, and educate the developing countries, and give them an incentive to pick-up and reuse the plastic bottles already discarded, we all loose!
I want the world to realize that we can reuse plastic bottles in many other applications such as:
1 - Home insulation
2 - Rapid temporary shelters after disasters
3 - Buildings for animal’s on farms
4 - Building swimming pools
5 - Water catchment tanks
6 - Septic tanks
7 - Agriculture water ways (land drainage)
8 - Commercial warehouse construction
9 - Barns
10 - Roads
In fact, we can reuse the plastic bottles in so many applications, that they could become endangered species.
The homes in the Plastic Bottle Village are constructed, or as they like to say “re-constructed” out of
recycled plastic bottles. The project will be built in three phases, stretching across 83 acres of hilltop partial ocean view lots, and secluded jungle lots. Phase one has begun late 2015, with the construction of the community’s first, simple single story two bd. home. The second model home in the project will commence early 2016.
The community offers three model homes, designed by the team as well as top architecture firms throughout Panama. Custom designed homes are also accepted.
The homes at The Village are sold complete upon request, equipped with septic tank system, piped water catchment gutters, plumbing, electrical, standard windows, and doors and an exterior sidewalk.
The Village has begun selling homes in phase one, and has thirty-six natural lots left, to be built upon.
ENERGY SAVING • ECO-REUSE TECHNOLOGY • GREEN LIVING • EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT
BENEFITS OF A PLASTIC BOTTLE HOME
EVERY SECOND 22,000+ empty bottles are discarded.
IT'S TIME FOR A WAKE-UP CALL!
Since 1978, humans contributed unconsciously to spread these plastic bottles over the oceans, beaches, cities and lands.
Humans basic needs for food, and beverages, have been the root of the loss of responsibility on manufacturers and consumers alike.
The Plastic Bottle Village's goal is to create an education center that will teach individuals from different parts of the planet, how to reuse plastic bottles as construction materials for shelter.
Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems. These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study.
Ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony. At the Plastic Bottle Village, we inspire to bring together a collective of minds and bodies, to work together to create awareness, and to take part in educating the world, to the positive effects of re-using and eco building with recycled materials.
Protect Wildness and Wildlife.
Change the world without changing the Earth.
PLASTIC FOR FOOD BARTER PROGRAM
PROJECT STAGE, PENDING ON SPONSORS
(May 28, 2016)
Plastic Bottle Village is seeking sponsors to supply non-perishable foods such as rice, beans, wheat, sugar, salt, cooking oil, and other dry non-perishable foods, which could be exchanged with less fortunate families in Panama, in exchange for plastic bottles.
Meaning that we could go back to early civilizations, like before currencies existed, humans used barter (exchanging food for food, goods for food, services, etc).
Plastic Bottle Village would like to offer dry food in exchange for plastic bottles.
Example: X lbs. of plastic bottles = 1 lb. of rice, or 1 lb. of beans, etc.
This would give less fortunate families the opportunity to obtain food, and by the same token educate people about recycling, and create an incentive to search for plastic money, (PET bottles) to bring to the Plastic Bottle Village to be exchanged for food. Instead of a Gold Rush, we will create a Plastic Rush.
Hoping we will find people on beaches, forests, everywhere, on the hunt for plastic bottles, because it will be new means of survival for them. They will be able to buy dry food with plastic bottles, and these plastic bottles will be reused to build shelters.
Plastic Bottle Village would love to build the first International training center here in Panama by the end of 2016, where candidates of the world could come and learn how to reuse plastic bottles for many usages, and spread the example thru the entire planet. We will set up a non-profit foundation that will channel the donated funds and allow the Plastic Bottle Village to achieve our goal with the help of many concerned citizen’s of the world.... and most importantly, with sponsorships from large corporations like producers of drinks, and non-perishable foods.
AFFILIATES - CONTRIBUTORS - SPONSORS
Reaching out to concerned citizens of the Earth, corporations with hearts, and leaders of the world!
Who is ready to assist us in feeding the world, while cleaning it at the same time?!
Transportation from USA to Panama courtesy of Power Buy Group with Chiquita
Please write to us and get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once this powerful initiative catches on, we will create Plastic Bottle Villages worldwide, to collect and reuse Billions of PET bottles, and create shelters and feed those in need.
All Donations ship to:
KESTREL / “BARTER”/ VIANKA / PANAMA
9505 NW 108th Ave. Medley, FL. 33178
PANAMA - 507.6949.3389 - FREIGHT RESERVE USA - 786.220.1653
For cash donation, please visit:
Robert Bezeau, Creator/owner
for sales inquiries, email
FOR VOLUNTEER INQUIRIES, AT PRESENT NO GENERAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
SPECIALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
OPEN SOURCE, CONSTRUCTION, SUSTAINABLE FARMING AND HOSPITALITY
PLEASE INQUIRE AT POWERBUYGROUP@CWPANAMA.NET
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