GV Dasarathi has truly taken the idiom “One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure” to a whole new level when we speak of his home in Bangalore. The mansion is named Kachra Mane which translates from Kannada into Trash Home. This house is actually made from trash. No, we are not kidding!
Dasarathi believes in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink. His thought process proves that conviction can build houses at a half price of a conventional one. The house has been designed by the architectural firm Maya Prexis, with interiors done by Vismaya Interiors.
Various parts of the house, for example, the windows, staircase, kitchen pantries, book racks are made using disposed of pinewood pressing cases that were finished utilizing linseed oil, as found on Das' blog. Bathroom fittings, kitchen sinks and even glass windows have been taken from the demolished buildings. The fittings for two toilets cost an aggregate of INR 7000, though the cost for totally new ones would have been around Rs 50,000.
While at the same time-saving money on cash, the house additionally spared Dasarathi a lot of time. The construction was finished in a time period of 7 months - an accomplishment never heard in India before. One of the more noteworthy highlights is a 20,000-liter tank for water gathering. Dasarathi tested the chemical impurity and bacteria in the water and found that while at the same time substance contaminations were not as much as the city provided water, bacteria was more. He basically separated the water utilizing a UV filter and the water was fine for utilization.
In a story he wrote for The Alternative, he describes the building of a dry toilet as “40% of any home’s water consumption goes towards flushing toilets, so we want to eliminate this waste of water.”
In a story he composed for The Alternative, he portrays the working of a dry latrine as "40% of any home's water utilization goes towards flushing toilets, so we need to kill this misuse of water." The house also has a 200-litre solar heater that has an inbuilt coil for cloudy days - Bangalore sees an entire period of these!
He stated, “When building a new house, do not prioritize expensive floor tiles, kitchen systems, bathroom fittings, etc. and when it comes to water conservation systems, say you have run out of money.”
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