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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: The Mayan Recycled House

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Crowdfunding Campaign: The Mayan Recycled House

The Mayan community of Akumal, Mexico needs help. Their homes are made of palm trees which cannot withstand a hurricane, heavy rainfall and extreme corrosion from the sea salt.

The Mayan Recycled House project is simple – to teach the Mayan Communities of Akumal, Mexico and surrounding areas how to build their homes out of a material that will give them more shelter in case of extreme weather and will fit their small budget.

Materials that are at their disposal and which by using it, will also clean the planet is – “TRASH”.

Most Mayan families (approximately 6-8 people) live in very small homes due to the fact that construction materials are very expensive.

With houses made of palm trees and floor made of earth, allowing rain, insects and wind to pass through their home as they have no other current alternative.

However, the perfect floor plan has been found with plenty of space to live, allowing them space to plant their edibles inside and having a place to gather as a family.

Floors that are not made of dirt and rooms where children can sleep comfortably not being afraid to be bitten by bugs that roam the jungles of Quintana Roo.

A man once said: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and now it can be another man’s home.

The campaign’s goal is $16,000 and ends July 13.

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