Now an LA startup is using recycled plastic to create houses with up to 80㎡ of living space.
Polymers, 60% of which come from plastic bottles and food packaging, are processed to form a mass which is 3D-printed into a simple shape.
This base structure is wired, insulated and equipped with windows. The individually designed tiny houses, studios or offices can be delivered within a week.
These futuristic units are said to be 30% cheaper than traditionally-built houses, and capable of withstanding storms and heavy snow. Available from early November.
Schools made from recycled plastic are already here.