Gallery: BOTTLES UP! Fiji’s First Recycled Plastic Bottle Boat

 

A clever play on words, Bottles Up is a cute, little plastic bottle boat crafted by the owner and employees of the Rain Tree Lodge – an eco backpacker’s hotel on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The boat is built out of plastic bottles (including Fiji water bottles!) and a layer of foam, held together with glue. It may look dainty, but surprisingly the boat can remain afloat supporting three large Fijian men as they paddle around in it. The owner of the Rain Tree Lodge claims that this is be Fiji’s first plastic bottle boat and he hopes this boat will inspire other Fijians to reuse materials in their personal lives.

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  1. Paretutaki Junior January 5, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    This is so fabulous, my friend and I are collecting bottles for this very purpose, to paddle around the Hamilton Lake (New Zealand). I’m really enjoying looking at all the different designs on the internet; I’ll probably use some type of epoxy to glue my bottles together, I’ve also seen bottles held together with fishnets; made into pontoons as a base … but I like the tidy look of this one. Yes I think this is my favourite !

  2. ljones2013 September 16, 2014 at 7:07 am

    realy good water bottle boat

  3. Jesstalbot August 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Fantastic!!! but what is the base underneath made of and how is it connected to the bottles? I want to make it!

  4. Menchie Agustin July 29, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Pls. answer this. What kind of glue did they use because I want to learn how to make one too

  5. sirrolan77 December 25, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I salute to the ingenuity of the inventors! God bless you more and more!

  6. julieeaston April 26, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Does anyone know what kind of glue is used to hold them together? Some kind that won’t be affected by; t;he sun? Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    Email:
    easton_julie@smc.edu

  7. bbyjanette November 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    how smart! you can open all the lids and collect rainwater too!

  8. bbyjanette November 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    you can open all the bottles’ lids to collect rain water too! How clever

  9. bbyjanette November 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    you can open all the bottles\’ lids to collect rain water too! How clever

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