This toolkit is developed in collaboration with its Originator with the purpose to enable as many people as possible to take action for housing and social inclusion.

About the project

The 3C Eco-house is a project that is changing the game of sustainable building materials and access to housing, while employing women and young people from underserved communities in the process. The project makes it possible to turn any plastic waste into eco-blocks for building full functioning houses. Their method doesn’t require any water or electricity, and it’s suitable for unskilled labourers.


KEY IMPACT PARAMETERS

Why this project matters, and who it is for

Origin: Cordoba, Argentina 🇦🇷
Time: 3-6 Months
Type of Action:
Impact Project
Difficulty: High
Investment need: $ $ $ – –
Impact:
Reduce housing deficit by upcycling plastic waste.

This project
is perfect for you if…
you live somewhere with poor recycling facilities and/or poor housing conditions.


In this toolkit you’ll find:
  • Step-by-step guide
  • Inputs to adapt this model to your community
  • Key suggestions by the Originator
  • Tips & tricks
  • Technical and safety manuals
  • Agreements to formalize partnerships
  • Budgeting template
  • Presentation template for fundraising
  • Graphic materials.
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You like this project but you don’t feel 100% ready? We’ve got you covered! Twice a year, we run a training program to support our community to get started. Join the next batch!


More about the project

Some places in the world face many challenges simultaneously. Building adequate housing is expensive and time consuming. At the same time most cities around the world don’t have recycling systems in place for all kinds of plastic so it can end up littering streets and in the environment. Minority and poor communities are most affected by these challenges because they are often politically underrepresented.


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How does it work:
Choose a project
Preview the toolkit and learn about requirements
Start the replication and complete self-assessment
Review agreements and get going
JOIN THE NEXT PROJECT TRAINING:

You like this project but you don’t feel 100% ready? We’ve got you covered! Twice a year, we run a training program to support our community to get started. Join the next batch!

Building sustainable housing is as easy as collecting bottles from your neighborhood.


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