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MORE LIVING OFF THE GRID- Spiral Island II – The Floating Plastic Island

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Spiral Island II – The Floating Plastic Island

Daniel Neville

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Mr Rishi Sowa has possibly one of the most interesting houses on the planet – but thats because he lives on a floating island that he made out of empty plastic bottles held together with mangrove plants… 

Spiral Island 1

Infact Rishi has built infact built a floating island before, Spiral Island Ihis first effort was unfortunately destroyed by hurricane Emily in 2005. The good news is that he was not discouraged and pushed on the build a new one – Spiral Island II. Located in the waters of Isla Meieres in Mexico. Just like the first island Rishi filled nets with empty discarded plastic bottles to support a structure of plywood and bamboo, on which he poured sand and planted numerous plants, including mangroves. The new island is about 20 meters (66 ft) in diameter and is set on ‘only’ 100,000 plastic bottles.The new island has beaches, a house, two ponds, a solar-powered waterfall and river, and solar panels – quite luxurious im sure you will agree. He was helped by volunteers for his project and is still continuing to make improvements to the island.

Spiral Island 2

Spiral Island 3

One of the most impressive DIY projects ever attempted the project has gained quite a bit of attention – including some coverage on The Discovery ChannelSpiral Island has also inspired volunteers to come to Mexico and help Rishi Sowa improve his creation as well as start building their own versions themselves. Check out the Spiral Island website, you could pay it a visit yourself, and listen to Rishi talking about his creation below:

Engineer Spends $220,000 Upcycling A Retired Boeing 727 Into A Home In The Woods

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The plane looks just like an ordinary jetliner, complete with wings and landing gear, except that it rests on pillars. However, the inside of this unusual home is quite a different picture. The plane’s interior has been changed quite significantly to make as much free living space as possible out of its 1,066 square feet. However, Campbell plans to improve the airplane from the inside with features like a working lavatory, LED lighting, and seating.

If you’re interested in more information on this recycled airplane home, go visit Campbell’s website, where he explains his beautiful project in great detail.

More info: Website (h/t: huffpost)

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Still from the video by Even Quach

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Image credits: John Brecher

Retirement into an aerospace class castle should be every jetliner’s constructive fate. They should never be mindlessly scrapped” – said Bruce Campbell, the aircraft’s owner (and resident).

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Image credits: John Brecher

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Image credits: John Brecher

Shredding a beautiful and scintillating jetliner is a tragedy in waste, and a profound failure of human imagination.

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Still from the video by Even Quach

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Still from the video by Even Quach

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Image credits: John Brecher

Jetliners are masterful works of aerospace science, and their superlative engineering grace is unmatched by any other structures people can live within.

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Image credits: John Brecher

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Still from the video by Even Quach

They’re incredibly strong, durable, and long lived. And they easily withstand any earthquake or storm. Their interior is easy to keep immaculately clean because they are sealed pressure canisters.

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Image credits: Airplane Home

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Image credits: John Brecher

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Image credits: Even Quach

You need to acquire two things: An airliner, and suitable land to host it.

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Image credits: John Brecher

Then you need to transport your airliner to your land. That’s the most daunting challenge.

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Image credits: Airplane Home

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Image credits: John Brecher

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