Adorable Vegetable Nursery Home Made of Bamboo and 2,000 Plastic Bottles Pops up in Vietnam

by , 06/05/14
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

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The bottles used to complete the structure, all of which were donated by students and the local community, help to regulate sunlight and control the temperature within the nursery. A water inlet tray on the roof assists with irrigation, and thanks to its lightweight construction, the building can be moved to other areas as cultivation demands dictate. Architects for the project state that it is an example of cooperation between rural inhabitants and urban residents, as well as an “example of researching, [and] applying recycled materials in construction which could be disseminated to other models.”

Related: Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

The vegetable nursery home was on display at the Museum of Women from 21 November, 2013 to 24 December, 2013, and has since been transported to Soc Son organic vegetable farm, where it used in active production.

Via ArchDaily

Images by 1+1>2 International Architecture Company

Related: Miniature Modular Ecosystem Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

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  1. Mark McKee April 27, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Cool idea but doesn’t plastic get destroyed by UV light from the sun? I wonder how long such a structure would last.

  2. gettheballlucy June 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    A cute little structure. But the gaps between mean it’s not even mostly waterproof,a basic requirement for a shelter. Worse, there’s no way the builders of this gathered 2000 identical bottles to build this; they bought them from a dealer. So this is the opposite of “green.”

  3. Fikriye Ovak March 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

    It is nice, portable, light, irrigation system from roof is plus but small.

  4. Krishna Garg March 12, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Wonderful and innovative ideas implemented by farmers, society in Vietnam.
    Congratulations !!!


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