Trash to treasure: Man creates house models using recycled material

Trash to treasure: Man creates house models using recycled material

- 29-year-old Erick Lekaba builds house models from recycled material

- He earns an income from his talent

- He is keen to impart his skills to the youth to help keep them away from crime

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A talented man from Polokwane, Limpopo province, helps to conserve the environment by using recycled material to build house models.

Speaking to Daily Sun, 29-year-old Erick Lekaba said he always wanted to join the construction industry as an architect from a young age.

His primary school teachers recognised his talent and encouraged him. Briefly.co.za learned that he also designs house plans and paints newly built houses.

Erick Lekaba pictured with two of his house models. Source: Daily Sun/Desmond Boshego

Erick Lekaba pictured with two of his house models. Source: Daily Sun/Desmond Boshego

Erick uses discarded boxes, plastic bags, and wire to build his stunning models. Remarkably, he said he makes a decent income from his talent:

I love my work, not only because it keeps me busy, but also because I can make money from what I do. I depend on this business to put food on the table for my family.

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Erick advised young people to turn to their God-given talents to generate their own income and help reduce unemployment.

Additionally, he is keen to impart his amazing skills to the youth to help keep them away from crime.

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Recently, Briefly.co.za shared the story of Mveliso, a young artist from Tembisa in Gauteng, who also turns trash into house and landscape models.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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