From surfboards to sustainable houses

Surfer and surfboard maker Nev Hyman has combined the issue of too much plastic waste in oceans and not enough affordable, safe and cyclone-proof housing in the Pacific region to develop the Nev House. Working with a fellow surfer and architect Ken McBryde, a simple house made from recycled wood and plastic, as well as a wood/plastic composite was designed. The structure can withstand a category 5 cyclone and can be modified to add bedrooms or become a classroom or medical clinic.

You can see a recent ABC TV 7.30 report broadcast and read more in an article published by Business News Australia.

This would story provides an interesting case study for those using the STELR Sustainable Housing module in their science, deign, technology and/or STEM classes.

IMAGE: Nev House

IMAGE: Nev House