Light By the Liter: Plastic Bottles Repurposed Into Mini Skylights

Here in California, skylights are found in many homes, cleverly taking advantage of the year-round sunshine, and thus reaping the green benefits of saving energy and money. It’s just plain good sense! Still, they’re usually regarded as a bit fancy and certainly a sort of higher-end, non-essential feature. Who knew the opposite would be true half a world away. In today’s inspirational video, you’ll see just how necessary and life-changing a simple “piece of the sun” can be to citizens of the Philippines who lack the access to windows or even light itself due to overcrowded and “too-close-for-comfort” living quarters. With some simple tools, sealant, and used plastic bottles, an innovative individual dubbed “Solar Demi” is giving renewed meaning to “let there be light”.

Video and thumbnail photo: vagabondjourney.com

Skaie Knox

Written by Skaie Knox

Decor nerd, design enthusiast and the Editor-in-Chief/Writer for HomeJelly and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dwellingz, a real estate home story-telling website. Skaie is also a published singer/songwriter and kids book author, voted "Class Clown", and rescue dogs crusader. If you're in the market for a new home, or just want to learn the "inside scoop" on South Bay real estate, click onto her photo and read her home tours and stories at www.dwellingz.com.

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