Obesity a plus for Labour Housing Affordability plans

Ever since Labour’s Housing Affordability dream was first mooted, I have been looking for ways to help labour realise the goal of a $9.50 house on a $20 section.    Or something like that.

Well, once more we look overseas for a potential solution:  Garbage Homes


Ingrid Vaca Diez is on a mission to build better homes for the poor.

With few funds and little support, she uses the only resource she can find in abundance – empty plastic bottles.  

Her own life in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is one of relative comfort but she is shocked by the rising level of poverty she sees around her.

Though completely self-taught, she designs and builds new homes using recycled plastic bottles filled with dirt as the “bricks”. So far, she has built 10 of these homes.

The people she is trying to help are rural, indigenous migrants, often living in single room, dirt floor shacks.

Ingrid picks her projects based on the urgency of a family’s need. It is through her work that we will observe the broader social and economic problems facing the poor in Santa Cruz.

That’s housing affordability on a community scale.





via Al Jazeera


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  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Whale Oil – You can laugh at Kiwibuild to your heart’s content. This has been accepted by all the MSM as a vote winner. Kiwi suckers have been already sucked into this scheme. They honestly believe Sheep and his dumb crew will deliver the keys of a 300K house in downturn Auckland. Who cares whether this is true or not? Once you are sucked into the scheme, you can come to power. Remember the Kiwi suckers who voted for tax rise in 1999 falling for Comrade Klark’s slogan of – “you pay a little extra to get world class education and health benefits”.

    • thor42

      Yep. The kind of people who get suckered into voting for Labour are the kind of people who voted for infinite government spending in Greece. They don’t have the intelligence to see that. They simply think that “government is the answer to all ills”.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Can’t agree more! Wait until the election time to see more stunts from Sheep and Norman. No costings, no justification of where the funding will come from. I hope the Naked Emperor by then wakes up from his long slumber and start to expose the economic naivety of these communists.

        • sheppy

          He exposed a few in his opening speech in parliament, I loved his “Their answer is to borrow money and promise people you will get a house for under $300,000. But when they wake up – BOOMFA! – it’s a one bedroom bedsit in the CBD.”