We’re looking for an innovative design for an eco-brick poultry house in Livingstone, Zambia. Use your creativity to impact an entire community in need!
Eco-bricks are the answer to two big problems in Livingstone: 1) litter; and 2) funds for adequate building supplies and resources. Eco-bricks are made from used plastic drink bottles filled with compacted unrecyclable trash such as chip packets and sweet wrappers. We are partnering with local schools to get children involved in creating some 15,000 eco-bricks which will be used to build a poultry house for the community of Linda Farm in Livingstone.
Read this article posted on guardian.com on 29th May 2014 for more information.
What Do I Get Out?
If your design is chosen you will receive recognition across the African Impact social media sites, and your name will appear on a sign outside the completed poultry house. We’ll also send you some awesome African Impact merchandise!
How Do I Enter?
Email your design to email@example.com before midnight GMT on 18th September 2014.
- You need to design a poultry house large enough for 200 chickens (roughly 66m2).
- Your design will need to include platforms or nooks on the interior for the birds to nest on – we believe in happy chickens!
- We also need to be able to use varying sizes of plastic bottles (the most common sizes in Livingstone are 500ml and 750ml) in the build.
- Your design can be hand-drawn or digital and will need to be sent to us electronically in high resolution (hi res scan if hand-drawn) and must include measurements, instructions and any other guidelines or ideas you have for the build.
- Design should incorporate the fact that we will be using clay to fix the bricks and to have a roof which is of low hanging/overhang design so it protects the walls in rainy season. Potentially a build that allows us to complete the roof section prior to building the walls.
- Windows or ceiling lights must be made using recycled or upcycled materials (think ‘liter of light’ - made from water bottles).
- The building can be round or square; in fact any shape that would work using eco bricks.
- Component of floor should also be considered.
- Please include your estimate of bottles to be used.