These amazing homes were built from 100% recycled material. The architect, Dan Phillips, uses things that most people consider garbage, like old license plates for roofing material and beer caps for flooring.
Photography by Miro Dvorscak – House and home online.com
Phillips thinks outside the box. The cookie cutter track house box, that is. Over 12 years ago, he had a vision to create housing for low-income families using only salvaged material or waste headed straight for the landfills. That’s when he started his construction company, Phoenix Commotion. To date, he’s built 14 affordable homes in Huntsville, Texas – all from discarded material on lots that he purchased or received through donations.
One stipulation is that the future owner must help build their own house. Homeowners not only invest sweat and time, but they get to know the homes’ bones, electrical systems and plumbing. The goal is that if something breaks down, they can fix the problem themselves.
Photo: Michael Stravato for The New York Times
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