La Casa de Las Botellas, Puerto Iguazu

3.5
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La Casa de Las Botellas represents house where 95 percent of the material used is recycled material. The structure features 1,200 plastic bottles, 1,300 cartons, over 140 CD cases, and other reused items to create the walls, ceiling, and furniture. Learn how the creator of the attraction built over 60 houses using the same method for people in the area. Explore the house guided by the creator himself as he explains his process and details the reasons behind making these structures--even the porch railings and decor feature recycled items. You can even purchase your own goods and furnishings here, all made out of recycled goods. Add La Casa de Las Botellas to your Puerto Iguazu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Puerto Iguazu holiday planner.
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  • We visited this place with my daughters and friends, few wanting truth, but left very impressed, the owner of the place received us very well and we explained very clearly. Worth visiting!
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  • We were impressed with this educational and solidarity project. I wish I can be known massively. Both children and adults learned a lot and my son more chiquito has begun to assemble his toys with bottles and caps
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  • The tour was conducted in Spanish, which I do not speak well, but that took nothing away from just how incredible the work is here. From what I understood, after losing his job in 2001 due to a recession, the owner began collecting discarded items to recycle to earn enough money to feed his family. He eventually went on to build small, and then big houses, with drainage systems, beds, chairs, brushes, toys, cloths, bags etc etc made entirely from recycled bottles and cartons (and car tyre table!). He's not only helping to recycle thousands of otherwise landfill-destined items but ensuring the poorest people across the country are introduced to the techniques so they can build themselves shelter as well. The tour lasts less than an hour and although i didn't understand most of it I was still mesmerised at the creativity, simplicity and workmanship.
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  • Super recommended. To go on family. I loved it.
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  • By very original, for contribution to society, by creativity and development, very ingenious entrepreneurship
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  • I loved this place. It's great to learn from the work they do and be aware of recycling. The alternative proposed to create housing for the humblest people is also very good.
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  • It is not very accessible, and in the place there is no one that receives and explain to the people before entering. Is a home address so you have to go at times that do not disturb
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  • I think a great idea for recycling
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