This house is named "Kachra mane" (Trash House) It was built entriely out of scra. The Owner Mr.Dasarathi explains the philosophy behind his house with 4Rs – “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Rethink”. All windows, staircase, kitchen cupboards, book shelves are made from discarded pinewood packing cases. All they had to do was polish the wood with linseed oil. They got the wood dirt cheap (something like 1/20th the price of Teak). Needless to say, rain water is harvested in a huge 20,000 liter sump. Experiments with grey water treatment are on, and solar power is on the anvil.
It took just 7 months to build, with the cost being less than half of what a ‘conventional’ house would cost. Before construction, he spent a considerable amount of time researching on the internet, meeting people and sourcing material. The house is constructed on an existing building and makes use of the structure as it is,. -All wardrobes, storage units, mirrors, etc. are used stuff.
-All bathroom fittings (Jaquar!) and kitchen sinks are from demolished buildings.
-Even glass for windows is from demolished buildings.
-All appliances – fridge, microwave, stove, etc. are used stuff.
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