Not Your Typical Low-Income Housing

Discarded frame samples become ceilings, license plates become roofs, wine bottle bottoms become stained glass windows... Dan Phillips is a self-taught carpenter, electrician and plumber who has created an unusual connection between two seemingly unrelated problems: The shortage of affordable housing in his neighborhood and the plethora of junk and discarded materials filling landfills.

“Look at kids playing with blocks. I think it’s in everyone’s DNA to want to be a builder. ...You can’t defy the laws of physics or building codes,but beyond that, the possibilities are endless"


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This just goes to show that in these troublesome times, mastering a trade is much more valuable than getting a diploma. You are better off knowing how to build a house than you are trying to pay for one these days. At least the bank cannot take it away from you.
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I LOVE this type of story. Anyone building a magnificent home (and this one sure is!) out of recycled materials in such a creative and unique way has my utmost admiration. I enjoyed every slide in that slideshow, especially the "wood-burning stove from an old ship found a new home in Mr. Phillips's "tree house." "
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That is pretty damn amazing. And glad to hear that it's for low-income families as well.
The homes look fantastic in a whimsical unique way. Love it. Wish they had something like that here.
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