Last updated on April 26, 2021
Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A private home made of sargassum blocks will be donated to a family of four. The home, which is being donated by the Sargablock company, will go to a single mother with three children.
The house, which is made of sargassum blocks from the Sargablock (Blue-Green) company, will be able to withstand storms and hurricanes, says its builder Omar Vázquez, owner of Sargablock.
The first block for the new home is set to be laid early next week. It will be the eleventh private home donated, but the first with three bedrooms.
“It is a sustainable house with solar panels. Between Monday and Wednesday of next week, we will start with the first block in Colonia Avante. It will be the first three-bedroom house that we donate. The other 10 were one bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, living room and dining room,” explained Vázquez.
“Many entrepreneurs are joining the project, but it is very sad that the first Sargablock plant is in Belize and then another in Barbados, not in Mexico, although there are two small plants in Mahahual and Puerto Morelos, because Sargablock was born here,” he highlights.
He explained that all the houses made with Sargablock have been donated to people with different needs who have lost their homes to accidents such as fires, or they have been donated to families with special need members.
“We donated the first one to a lady from Leona Vicario who had just given birth when her house caught fire,” he said adding that “we have also donated two clinics.”
Omar notes that Sargablock blocks are cheaper than those on the market (10 pesos per unit), with the advantage that they are thermal, ecological, organic and improve acoustics. He added that the company that produces them cleans beaches and generates jobs by providing work for people with addictions, thus changing their lives.
Omar Vázquez said that Sargablock and his altruistic spirit are born from his own life experience, stressing that there are 21 countries with sargassum problems and this is a solution to pollution.