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 plastic bottle house of 100 square meters, then your house will be built reusing 14,000 plastic bottles. These up cycled bottles could neutralize the negative effect of your passage on this planet, and move closer to leaving only your "footprints".
*Many peoples don’t know that PET plastic bottles can only be recycled into polyester fibers, and then into clothes?
*Did you know that every time you put polyester clothes in your washing machine, that millions of fibers are sent in our oceans?
The re-use of the PET bottles in construction, without any transformation ( up cycling ) avoid the need to recycle the PET into clothes, therefore protecting the sea life!
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.”
The homes in the Plastic Bottle Village are constructed, or as they like to say “re-constructed” out of up cycled 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 Aug. 2015, with the construction of the community’s first, single story two bd. home, using 10,000 PET bottles. A second home in the project was built early 2016, using 22,000 PET bottles. A 40,000 PET bottles Castle was erected from July 2016 to July 2018.
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 equipped with septic tank system, piped water catchment gutters.
The Village has begun phase one, and has thirty-six natural lots available.