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Man builds dream home from recyclables

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Egyptian home built entirely from recycled materials

Re-purposed supplies replaced building materials

An Egyptian man used his environmental vision to make his dream home a reality.

Taymour El-Hadidi says he couldn't find a suitable home after he got married in 2012, so he decided to build it himself.

El-Hadidi got a piece of property. He then gathered a team of builders, electricians, and carpenters to begin working on his eco-friendly enterprise.

Next came the hard part - he had to collect enough discarded bricks, blocks, and glass bottles to build his home's floors, walls, and ceiling.

It took time and effort, but saved him a bunch on building costs. Most of his materials were absolutely free.

It did cost him about $124-thousand in labor to create his sustainable castle.

El-Hadidi says he hopes his home inspires others to follow in his footsteps.

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