Photo Credit: Peter McIntosh

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is home to a very cool building that is being made out of 8000 EcoBricks and 900 truck tyres.


Helderberg, South Africa (25 June 2021) – Peter McIntosh, founder of the Natural Building Collective, has been sharing the incredible progress of a building at the Helderberg Nature Reserve, which is being built using 8000 EcoBricks and 900 truck tyres. The progress is exciting to see!

Peter and his team specialise in natural and sustainable building techniques while using reclaimed and recycled items like colourful wine bottles, tyres and EcoBricks.

The centre at the Helderberg Nature Reserve is going to be an off-grid multi-purpose centre for the City of Cape Town and Cape Nature. The new building will be a beacon of what can be done using repurposed items such as unrecyclable plastics, which are placed in EcoBricks and tyres.

If you are not sure what an EcoBrick is? It is a 2lt plastic bottle that has been filled with cleaned plastics that are not able to be recycled. This helps keep these plastics out of water sources and landfill, where they take up space and cause pollution.

They are a few weeks away from completing the construction project; however, we were left in awe of the concept and progress being made so far. Take a look at the fascinating photos below.


Sources: Peter McIntosh
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