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Man erects house with Styrofoam to avoid paying rent

The invention was borne out of the need to save cost following the birth of Alvim's little girl.

House was built using polystyrene

He found motivation to do this following the birth of his daughter, a development that led to a sudden rise of family expenses.

While the project was going on, the curiosity of his neighbours became really intense according to his wife, Maria Amélia de Abreu.

"It was a little bashful, until the issue of people get looking, making mockery of us. Then I saw that you can do a good reuse. Today I live in a house that, in my view, is environmentally friendly. I'm impressed,"

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"[I want] to be happy in my house, with my family, my husband, my daughter. Have a very happy home, which is what I always sought," she said.

Speaking concerning the cost of his project, Alvim said, "I had to buy cement, sand and screws. I spent R $ 2.5000."

For Alvim, what is considered rubbish and unusable by the city has been a source of shelter for him and his family.

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