Nigeria’s first house built from discarded plastic bottles is proving a tourist attraction in the village of Yelwa.
Hundreds of people – including government officials and traditional leaders – have been coming to see how the walls are built in the round architectural shape popular in northern Nigeria.
The bottles, packed with sand, are placed on their side, one on top of the other and bound together with mud.
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Photo: BBC Africa, Yelwa
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