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"I think mobile homes are a blight on the planet... Attractive, affordable housing is possible and I'm out to prove it." - Dan Phillips

A man in Texas has started a program to build low-income housing out of trash and other found and donated materials. I know you are probably thinking to yourself "oh great, another beer can house," but these homes are actually quite artfully done. He is on a crusade to prove to the world that you can build stylish housing out of discarded materials. Completely self-taught and working with a limited crew, he makes highly-crafted and sturdy houses. He also requires that the eventual owner helps in the construction of the house so that they have a larger stake in its future.

Check out the full New York Times article and don't miss the slideshow.

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Paul Davenport (author)2014-03-01

Hello everyone.

We thought you mind find our repurposed cabin of some interest and inspiration. Just log onto http://www.dancingfoxcabin.com to see what else is possible!

Have fun, enjoy and pass it on!

Paul

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Kiteman (author)Paul Davenport2014-03-01

Instead of reading an advert, we'd rather read how you built it...

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shanewa01 (author)2009-09-19

Anyone from the bay area has heard of Urban Ore, I'm sure there are places in almost every town that you can get and drop off building materials. I try to find the things I need before going to the hardware utopias it does take some effort but you never know what you will find!
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http://mls.fastrealestate.net

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Weissensteinburg (author)2009-09-15

Wow, he made some really beautiful pieces. I particularly like the orange wood counter top and story book roof.

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Kaiven (author)2009-09-14
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fegundez1 (author)2009-09-09

Anyone from the bay area has heard of Urban Ore, I'm sure there are places in almost every town that you can get and drop off building materials. I try to find the things I need before going to the hardware utopias it does take some effort but you never know what you will find!

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arylic (author)2009-09-07
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rain-oubliette (author)2009-09-04

That is very beautiful. I love upcycling things.

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trebuchet03 (author)2009-09-03

I totally remember reading about this guy years ago.... And I forgot everyhting except how awesome the shingled roof looked... Thanks - now I can associate the maker :)

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gmoon (author)2009-09-03

Wow. The frame-sample ceiling looks wicked nice.

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