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Ecoplast shrunk the house!

By November 7, 2022No Comments

Ecoplast Solutions held a tiny house open house at its site at 4604 62 Ave. from 4-7 p.m. last Thursday to explain the use of structural panels from recycled plastic bottles. Pictured are Dana Smith, left owner of Daines and Daubney from Wainwright who staged the interior; Katlyn Wilkinson, Ecoplast design draftsman; Jean-Marc d’Entremont, Ecoplast managing partner) outside the 497 sq. ft. house built from 350,144 recycled plastic bottles. Supplied Photo

 

What better way to market home building using thousands of recycled plastic bottles than with a tiny house to show how it’s done on an understandable scale?

Ecoplast Solutions held an open house at its shop at 4604 62 Ave. in Lloydminster on Nov. 3 from 4 -7 p.m. for prospective builders and buyers to view and explore a liveable tiny house.

“Everyone is having a hard time visualizing what it’s like to live in a house made from our material,” said Ecoplast’s public relations manager Rikkea Rogers.

“So, we thought we would make a house and let people get a feel for it and see that it’s just a normal traditional build.”

The tiny home on display is 497 sq. ft. and is made from about 350,144 recycled plastic bottles. The home has one bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living space.

It is for sale and can be bought with all the staging done by Dana Smith, owner of Daines and Daubney from Wainwright. 

Rogers says tiny homes are growing in popularity mostly for those interested in sustainable living.

Ecoplast is also in the process of assembling a duplex project on the Saskatchewan side of Lloydminster and assembled one duplex on-site in just two days.

The two-building duplex project will house four families and is repurposing more than 1 million plastic bottles.

In addition, the company is putting the finishing touches on a normal-looking high-end home in Millet, Alberta, with panels made from 1.2 million empty water bottles.

Ecoplast is also in news lately as the recent recipient of the Integrity Award presented by the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce.