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Have You Heard About Recycled Homes?

The Phoenix Commotion has been building homes from reclaimed materials for 17 years

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Hailing from Huntsville in Texas, Dan Phillips already knew at a very young age that he wanted to build homes that look like it came out of a storybook. However, as he got older, he developed a passion for conservation and affordable housing so he decided to take his whimsical creations a step further. 

Together with his wife, they established a construction company called The Phoenix Commotion that uses 90% reclaimed materials to put up houses. Among the items they recycle are corks, framing samples, CDs, musical instruments, and even bones from ranchers. The coolest part? They build the homes for those who are unable to afford rent and mortgage.

The Phoenix Commotion has built more than two dozen structures over the past 17 years. Dan also makes it a point to employ unskilled laborers and takes pride in the fact that once they are trained, they are sent off to find higher-paying jobs—all part of his project for sustainable living. 

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Sources and Photos: Zillow on YouTube, Alternative Homes Today 

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