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mylittlerewolution:

Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?

(Source: spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com, via thegreenwolf)

foxmouth:

Stillness, 2013 | by Nuno Andrade
venuscomb:

"I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, ‘Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." —Ernest Hemingway
The Roofs of Paris by Vincent van Gogh (1886)

venuscomb:

"I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, ‘Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know."

—Ernest Hemingway

The Roofs of Paris by Vincent van Gogh (1886)

(via acrylicalchemy)

brutalgeneration:

(by anna verlet shelton)

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

—   Mahatma Gandhi (via thecalminside)

“Before you make any decision. Ask yourself one thing. What if you did the opposite?”

invocado:

Waterfall Gullfoss, Iceland | by “Chung89 on Flickr”

invocado:

Waterfall Gullfoss, Iceland | by “Chung89 on Flickr

(Source: invocado, via invocado)

brutalgeneration:

. (by anna gawlak)