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    Default The DIY eco-island: British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bottle

    A British man has created an island home in the Caribbean - with 120,000 plastic bottles.
    Richard 'Rishi' Sowar used the rubbish that would otherwise have been buried in landfill make Spiral Island II in a lagoon off Mexico's Caribbean coast.
    Filling fabric bags with the discarded bottles and then attaching them to pallets, the environmentalist's island has a house, beaches, two ponds and even a solar-powered waterfall.


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    Default Re: The DIY eco-island: British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bo

    What a great idea...Excellent...would do me...

    thx studeo

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    Default Re: The DIY eco-island: British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bo

    I checked out the reference at
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz12OTLzNt9
    It says in 1998, an earlier effort by the same person was destroyed by Hurricane Emily.
    Was the house vacated at that time?

    It looks good as an eco-friendly getaway... But as a full-time domicile, I'm curious to know if it can safely be shored up against hurricanes, and for that matter, against tsunamis.

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    Exclamation Re: The DIY eco-island: British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bo

    And .. speaking of tsunami's....
    What is the prognosis for ocean living at the time of a pole shift?

    I understand a tidal wave is barely noticeable at sea. Would a house boat (or ark) then be ok during a pole shift?

    Does anyone ear have enough knowledge about this subject to discuss it here?

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    Default Re: The DIY eco-island: British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bo

    I love this idea, great imagination and determination.
    just thought i might add a bit more on this project..

    http://www.spiralislanders.info/ has many videos and is the official project

    over view of the island video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1MJE...layer_embedded


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    Default Re: The DIY eco-island: British inventor builds floating home from 120,000 plastic bo

    Quote Posted by webyourstuff (here)
    And .. speaking of tsunami's....
    What is the prognosis for ocean living at the time of a pole shift?

    I understand a tidal wave is barely noticeable at sea. Would a house boat (or ark) then be ok during a pole shift?

    Does anyone ear have enough knowledge about this subject to discuss it here?
    Hey web, I'm of the same thinking too. But would have to a large vessel of some sort.



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