Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Your Own Private Floating Paradise





In 1998, artist and environmentalist Richie Sowa decided to move to a deserted tropical island. When he couldn't find an island that suited him, he simply made one of his own. Using thousands of empty plastic water bottles, he created a floating paradise complete with "a two-story house, solar oven, self-composting toilet and multiple beaches." Several years later, the original island was destroyed by a hurricane, but Richie's already at work on a new one.

Read more here, and watch the amazing video below.


11 Comments:

Anonymous Hazel said...

First comment! (I think.)

11:47 AM  
Anonymous SAME ANANYMOUS said...

how does he do that?

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Jin Ai said...

OMG I want one!! That guy's a genius.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Maddi said...

he did that using water bottles?!?!
that dude's AMAZING!

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

W. O. W. LOL.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

That is amazing. How DID he make all that?

8:21 PM  
Anonymous udon'tneed2knowmyname said...

do you mean to tell me that that floating thing is made out of WATER BOTTLES?! That is insane!! What the heck? OMG, that is remarkable. Goodness gravy, people have WAY too much time on their hands. am i bothered?

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Lara said...

cool.....the guy is English, isnt he???? He's a bit wierd, tho.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That ia amazing i have to visit. also when are you going to write a new book I visit this webstite every day I am a one of you

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im taking an environmental research and we just finished a unit on bottled water. I told my science teacher and she thought it was one of the coolest things that she had ever heard.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want one! That is so awesome! I don't think the Mxican government should try to take it as 'their property'

2:14 PM  

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