Friday, October 12, 2007


Sim Jae-Duck of South Korea is building a $1.6 million dollar toilet-shaped house designed to promote his campaign to provide residents of poor countries with decent sanitary facilities.

Sim will open what is billed as the world's one and only toilet house (there are probably others, but no-one's bragging about them) on November 11 to mark the launch of his World Toilet Association.

The 4,500-sq.-ft home is being built in the city of Suweon and will be called Haewoojae, meaning "a place of sanctuary where one can solve one's worries." It will be available to rent for $50,000 a day.

At the other end of the economic spectrum, it is estimated that over 2.6 billion people in the world today are without any form of "improved sanitation".

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