Bubble House Build Completed! Upcycle Taranaki

Marfell Community Cafe Bubble House

by Upcycle Taranaki

The last few months has seen a huge community effort coming together to complete the Bubble House located at the Marfell Community Cafe. It has been a fun project starting and ending with Pepper Construction who helped get the frame in at the beginning and put the roof on to finish off the project. In between, Upcycle Taranaki has been coordinating with up to 60 volunteers from Taranaki Timebankers, New Plymouth Volunteering, the Wolfpack, and locals, to Highlands Intermediate and Francis Douglas pupils offering their time. Approximately 300 hours was required to get to the final product; a community asset to benefit the local Marfell Community by providing them a greenhouse in the Community Gardens....

At the same time, approximately 1000 bottles have been saved from entering the rubbish and recycling process creating a positive environmental benefit. Steve and Upcycle Taranaki would like to thank everyone who helped out along the way with special mention to Ruth from Tu Tama Wahine and Marie from Volunteering New Plymouth and a huge shout out to Trent the volunteer gardener who turned up on most Bubble House working bees and did a lot of work on the Bubble House, and in the gardens themselves. We look forward to keeping everyone involved and informed of future projects through Facebook where our upcycling community can stay connected. 


Steve Bates celebrating the beginning stages of his bubble house project. 

Steve Bates celebrating the beginning stages of his bubble house project.