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Amazing Homes out of Repurposed Materials Answered

"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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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

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

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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shane
http://mls.fastrealestate.net

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

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Kaiven

8 years ago

Wow, so cool!

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

8 years ago

Beautiful piece of art..

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D.L.H.

8 years ago

Awesome!!

Very Cool !

That is very beautiful. I love upcycling things.

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

8 years ago

Wow. The frame-sample ceiling looks wicked nice.