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Tales from the Missionary Hut: Eco-bricks

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Tales from the Missionary Hut: Eco-bricks

Ever thought about building your own house, or putting up a garden wall with just the mud you have around you?  Forget expensive builders’ costs and environmentally oh-so-painful machinery to do your work.  Here’s how to do it yourself.  Do let us know how you get on.

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Neville Desmond said:

I think a community based on mud is soooooo 21st century.

Jay W said:

This should keep Kevin McCloud happy as he thinks we should be building our own homes afterall a plot of land if you can find one is only going for £300,000

Carol said:

I’ve already started collecting my containers so I can build my very own Eco-brick built house…Hmmm, should I have 4 or 5 bedrooms?

Rob said:

A lovely idea – well done SLAG. However, I’m surprised you can get away with so much non-biodegradable plastic – urgh! It’s hand-crafted ceramics for me every time. Yes, it can make the eco-bricks a bitch to get out after 10 days in the sun, but the sense of moral righteousness makes it all worth while.

Fortune said:

This is classic and sadly ring so true- I am from West Africa and now live in the UK, I am constantly shocked by people who think we should copy the stuff we trying to get rid of back home-like mud huts. Very good send up.

Gerry said:

The Italian in the missionary hut makes it- am going to try making H’Eco bricks myself-thank you for the recipe

Zara said:

Laughed out loud on air miles- hilarious

Michaelangelo S said:

Serious suggestions for solving the world housing crisis don’t come any more witty than this. Bring on industrial production in housing!