A prototype of The Block made from recycled plastic has been made. This gives an idea of how the block can be used in real life. The Block’s force is being measured in a lab at DTU, to make it is usable to use for building houses. The block will be used as a kind of fundament for the houses, covered with clay, so they maintain the look as from today. But after the monsoon the house will still be there with the roof on, so they do not need build it up from scars as they do today.
Today in Nairobi in Kenya, they are doing something similar, but with machines and therefore in a much larger scale. This is not possible in the rural areal of India, because as soon as you have to transport the soft plastic it loses its value. The unique idea here is to make it in a micro perspective in the villages just using solar power.