HOW to keep plastic and trash out of the rivers, drains, landfills and oceans?

Currently most plastic waste where we live and where the bamboo house is located is burned or dumped in empty lots or drains leading to the ocean. Burning plastic has been shown to cause brain cancer so it’s not the most ideal method of disposal. Ecobricking prevents plastics ending up in landfill and leeching synthetic oestrogen’s into the environment which disrupt the endocrine systems of aquatic animals. Results of studies on these animals infers that, going up the food chain, synthetic estrogens (released from petroleum-based plastics into the environment) could have detrimental effects on human health and reproduction also.

We are encouraging people to put their plastic waste into bottles instead! And to then build with them.

It’s not quite a knitting circle but is a good opportunity for a chin-wag…

making ecobricks from household trash

Ecobricking is a great hand-eye co-ordination activity too.

The mighty ECObrick!

Join our Sunday Session to help and learn about build with cob and Ecobricks – for our prototype ECOBRICK BENCH-SEAT model (that’s been through a couple of rainy seasons without a proper roof) which we

We are working to develop and share these skills and spread Ecobrick Fever far and wide! Join our Sunday Ecobrick and Recycling Activities; Find out more about our OUTREACH ADVENTURES to enable remote communities access to sustainable skills and technologies… Sign up here for notifications of our adventure plans:

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Ecobrick-How: Bottle bricks are basically empty plastic bottles stuffed with plastic trash. Image courtesy of

By seeing trash as valuable, we hope to help encourage habits that prevent degradation of the environment and provide a low cost building material…

We offer tailored workshops for groups and individuals wanting to combine/learn specific skills for ECO-BUILDING with Trash, Earth-building (Cob) and … Bamboo of course!

Enquire here:

The sound of plastic-free waves rolling …
Ecobrick antennae
Xavier from who came to share skills for making Cob Structures with us
Ecobrick cob wall
Building a Cob and Ecobrick wall
Ecobrick wall
Ecobrick exercise
Squishy fun exercise with Cob: a mix of sand, clay and dry grass to make building structures instead of cement/brick
Cob enlightenment
Cob-liberation!!! All we need is Earth, Sky, Air, and a bit of mud to roll in 😉
Cob builder
Sarah – one of our Helpers and Master Bottle Cutter

Sunday Afternoon Plastic Hunt and Hot Spring Endeavour

Join us on a Plastic Hunt around Denpasar ending in Penebel and bathe in the luxurious hot springs. Starting at 1pm and arriving back late in the evening with a visit to the Mount Batukaru temple… the lesser known jungle-covered volcano of Bali. This is a great opportunity to chat with locals and get the low-down inside-out upside-down insights on staying in Bali. There is a volcano-hike trip available with local guide Adi Swastika who has a beautiful homestay nearby the Mount Batukaru temple where you can stay after our adventure and hike early the following morning. It is not for the faint-hearted… a steady 4-6 hour each way trek depending on the group fitness level. Contact Us for more information and to make a booking.