Inside a Handsome Tiny House With Solar Shingles -- and lots of plastic

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EXCERPT: While most tiny houses seem to be made from wood, one tiny house that’s been traveling around the country is constructed of something a bit more unexpected: plastic. Built as part of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Make It Possible campaign—which hopes to show the innovative and positive aspects of an oft-maligned material—the 170-square-foot tiny house is a custom design by Zach Giffin, co-host of the FYI Network show Tiny House Nation. Completed last year in Boulder, Colorado for about $50,000, the structure wants to prove that plastics and recycled plastics can be incorporated into pretty much every component of a tiny house, and with energy-efficient results....
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I maybe could benefit these days from my house being made of plastic, seeing how decayed wood could be the cause of present deterioration problems.  Plastic generally not being as stiff as wood might need some consideration, however, if sagging is to be avoided.  Also, plastic when made stiff tends toward the brittle side.

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