TRASHTHINGS is an accumulation of different functional systems based
preferably on trash materials.
The western society produces
enormous amounts of waste. In addition to this, various unwanted bi- products
are produced that are just disposed of instead of being used,. The negative
impact on our environment is a fact. If we can find ways of recycling
and using our waste it would mean less pollution. Anything from used cars
to bi- products from the industry or farming could be used as materials
and take care of various needs.
The more things persons can construct themselves, using what is considered
being trash, the less they have to rely on supplies from large corporations.
And the less persons support such corporations. Large corporations are
large concentrations of power and large concentrations of power do not
necessarily respect persons rights. Read more about this at:
TRASHTHINGS are constructed at no or diminutive costs
but the invested work
The IDEABANK is a public archive containing ideas for things we are working
on realizing and ideas contributed from other persons. Please share ideas
and email them to email@example.com for publication at http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/IDEABANK/ideabank.html
TRASH THINGS examples:
TIREDOME was constructed together with students at the Danish school of
design. The aim was to construct a functional living unit for 4 persons
with no costs. The planning and construction should be done within 5 days
The TIREDOME was setup in public space and stayed there for a longer period.
It proved to work very well.
Tires were donated by a local car repair shop.
Plastic bags were used to make the dome waterproof.
Paper and used clothes was used as insulation material
A woodstove was constructed with materials donated by workers at a nearby
A table and bed were made from a disposed closet and pillows were made
out of legs from used trousers sewn together.
A cooking place was established outside and old pans etc was found and
A toilet was made out of tires and a plastic bag.
We suggest that areas around in the city spaces should be designated for
per-sons who wants to build in ways like the TIREDOME free of building
regulations and the influence of large concentrations of power on their
A pile of trashed old bikes were transformed into new bikes with very
little effort In London 2006:
Can easily transport a load of 150 kgs
Instant tandem bicycle
WASHING MACHINE and WATER CARRIER
A washing machine was made from : Tape, a plastic pipe and a water dispenser.
Special soap to be used at low water temperatures was added to the water
to clean the clothes properly. Go for a walk and wash your clothes! Or
drag it behind a bike:
WASHING MACHINE made from water dispenser, tape and plastick pipe.
WATER CARRIER made
from water dispesers and plastic pipes:
Back to manuals
Back to HOME