A Nigerian man identified as Yahaya Ahmed in Kaduna has achieved a significant feat by using 14,800 sand-filled plastic bottles as bricks for the construction of his house.

Yahaya Ahmed who is the director of a non-governmental organization, Developmental Association of Renewable Energies in Nigeria (DARE), spoke with journalists about the construction of his house. He explained that it is 20 times stronger than brick walls houses and can last for over 300 years if constructed properly.

He said: “It’s the cheapest house that everyone can construct without spending much money because the building materials are available on the streets and trash dump centres, 20 times stronger than brick walls houses and can last for over 300 years if constructed properly and carefully. It is fireproof, bulletproof, earthquake-resistant and can adapt to all kinds of climate changes, desertification and deforestation.

“It is the cheapest house to build in this generation with waste plastic bottles on the streets polluting our environment and causing more problems like flood and other disasters in the communities.”