Acehnese children played Thursday near a house on which a boat landed in 2004 after it was swept away by a tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The house and boat have been preserved as a monument. Associated Press
Three months after the tsunami, the UNDP started a $40.5 million recycling program that employed 400,000 temporary workers to pluck wood and stone from the rubble and use the materials to rebuild roads and houses as well as to make furniture. The recycled waste was used to reconstruct 62 miles of roads and manufacture 12,000 pieces of wooden furniture, Mangkusubroto said.
via Ten years on, where did all the tsunami debris go? – December 22, 2014.
Stefan’s home measures just 215 square feet and his main aim when building it was to create a comfortable home while keeping the building costs down. While the home is sustainable, Stefan does not consider himself a dedicated greenie or tree hugger. He simply did what he had to given the circumstances.
via New Zealand Student Builds Tiny Home From Material Salvaged After an Earthquake.
The café’s interior is built from reclaimed wood. It’s all milled of trees felled by the storm’s winds on Aug. 29, 2005. Instead of adding the trunks and limbs to the giant piles of post-storm roadside rubble, Fitzmorris used to it realize one of her dreams.
via Cafe built of salvaged Katrina wood opens 9 years after the storm, fulfilling lifelong dream | NOLA.com.
“I started collecting Katrina-damaged materials,” he said. “There were miles and miles of materials going to the landfill, and it was breaking my heart, so I tried collecting as much useful stuff as I could out of the piles.”
Some property in town that they owned gradually became their warehouse, where Ronnie stored the reclaimed items.
Longleaf pine barge board can be seen on the walls of the breakfast area, and ceiling beams are of cypress from a plantation that once stood on the Mississippi River. Boards on the walls and around the fireplace are reclaimed from other parts of the house; many of the boards retain bits of their original paint. The kitchen island is made of some of those rescued, weathered boards and other found items.
via Bay St. Louis couple make the old something new | Home & Garden | The Sun Herald.
Laughing Squid is up to Good.
Here is a brief post on Drift Relief the charity who’s proceeds go for Sandy relief.
The “Drift Relief” art project is raising money for Hurricane Sandy victims through the sale of painted driftwood sculptures made of wood collected in the aftermath of the storm. Each piece is labeled with the location where it was collected. The project is by New York City creative directors Allbriton Robbins and Hema Patel. Proceeds will benefit the charity Sea Bright Rising.
via Drift Relief, Hurricane Sandy Driftwood is Transformed into Sculpture for Charity Art Project.