Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston - Study Guide Page 122-133 Summary & Analysis

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LIVING IN PLASTIC TUBING

Weston takes a tour of an extrusion factory that makes housing sections from plastic. The sections, which are mass produced, resemble segments of airplane cabin. They are made from plastic derived from cotton fibers. These housing sections can be joined together to build a house of pretty much any shape or design that the owner wishes. The houses are often made of wood or stone central sections, with these plastic housing tubes joined to them.

The construction of these houses is much cheaper than wood or stone houses, and makes for very well insulated, cheap, and easily repaired homes. In fact, the only real problem that they had in the beginning was that the homes were so lightweight that some blew away in strong winds! This was fixed by using a corkscrew in every corner, much as we use tent stakes...

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