IBUKU Pemulung Housing Project


The Pemulung Housing Project is a compound housing designed by IBUKU to create healthy, organized living spaces for garbage collectors in Bali. Each house is a module with main living spaces, a mezzanine sleeping area, and a storage room for recycled materials.

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Danone commissioned the Pemulung Housing Project as part of its corporate social responsibility project. It aims to provide healthy, organized housing compounds for pemulung, “waste pickers,” in Bali. Each module has a living space on the first floor, a mezzanine for sleeping, and a storage room for recycled materials. The compound has 18 housing units, several bathrooms, a kitchen, and common areas. It is made out of bamboo and recycled materials. The bamboo is used for walls and flooring, while bottles and Tetra Pak packaging are used in the roofing and insulation.

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Designed and implemented by IBUKU

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Pemulung live in other facilities provided by Bandar (“middle-men”).

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

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People who travel to Denpasar temporarily (in order to increase their income by working as pemulungs)

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