Ecuador eyes new generation of sustainable bamboo homes

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Oliver Frith. UN Photo/Matt Wells

A new generation of sustainable bamboo houses that take just 20 days to build could be part of the answer to making cities more sustainable and resilient.

That's the view of Oliver Frith, a director of the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, which showcased one of its new houses at the recent Habitat III conference in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito.

The two-storey structure was part of an exhibition of new ideas and projects to make cities of the future more sustainable and liveable, taking place on the fringe of the global conference.

Matthew Wells went to take a look around.

Duration: 4'42"

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