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Repurposed Libation Abodes

The Ecovillage Findhorn Offers Sustainable Homes Made From Whisky Vats

— August 3, 2016 — Eco
In Scotland resides the Findhorn Ecovillage that provides sustainable housing constructed using repurposed whisky vats that have been transformed into livable abodes. The vats are collected from the Fife Haig distillery and offer a sizeable, curved homes for consumers to live in. The design offers a way to repurpose unwanted wooden products into residential homes.

The vats are large-scale production barrels used to brew massive quantities of the liquor at the Haig distillery. While no longer in use, the vats offer an already built wooden structure that has been converted into homes by repurposing the wood and metal from the vats in the wall paneling, roofing and overall framework of the homes. The project shows a way that materials can be recycled from one industry and serviced in another.
Trend Themes
1. Repurposed Whisky Vats - Transforming whisky vats into sustainable homes offers a creative solution for repurposing industrial waste.
2. Sustainable Housing - The Findhorn Ecovillage demonstrates the potential of sustainable housing construction using repurposed materials.
3. Circular Economy - Repurposing materials from one industry to another promotes a circular economy and reduces waste.
Industry Implications
1. Construction - The construction industry can explore the use of repurposed materials, like whisky vats, for sustainable housing projects.
2. Distillery - Distilleries can consider repurposing their old whisky vats to contribute to sustainable housing initiatives.
3. Waste Management - The waste management industry can play a role in facilitating the repurposing of materials, such as whisky vats, to reduce landfill waste and promote sustainability.
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