RIO DE JANEIRO—On a trash-filled river in Rio de Janeiro, passersby look in awe as Luiz Fernando Barreto floats atop the house he has assembled from scrap wooden, plastic and steel.
Recognized domestically as “Luiz Bispo,” the 55-year-old who considers himself an artist and thinker even has his personal small round swimming pool and van on board.
“I’ve an unimaginable private satisfaction figuring out that I constructed it with recycled materials,” he stated from inside his vessel, with home windows created from previous wardrobes.
The primary intention of his floating residence, Barreto says, is to make politicians take note of environmental points within the well-liked vacationer vacation spot.
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