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Affordable DIY eco-friendly homes built from coffee waste

In this video, we learn how DIY homes made from coffee are being used to provide eco-friendly and affordable housing for local communities in Colombia.

Woodpecker WPC is a Colombian construction company that creates sustainable low-income housing out of recycled coffee waste. Husks and other waste from the coffee production process are turned into prefabricated blocks used for construction, which can then be assembled into homes without the use of specialised training or tools.

These houses are quick and easy to build, and, due to their lightweight nature, can be transported to rural and difficult-to-access areas where infrastructure is most needed. Kits can be moved by helicopter, boat, or even on the back of a donkey.

View the original video here.

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