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One Man's Trash...

Dan Phillips lives in Huntsville, TX & he builds houses out of 80% recycled, reclaimed materials.

Dan started about 12 years ago by creating his own construcion company & commiting to building low-income housing out of trash.

Dan says he was disturbed by the irony of landfills choked with building materials and yet there was a lack of affordable housing.

Dan uses all types of reclaimed materials. Things like old wine corks, mismatched bricks, pieces of broken tile & glass, and coke bottle bottoms. He says his biggest reward has been giving less-fortunate people an opportunity to own a home and having satifaction in helping it's creation. Dan requires all future owners to participate in the building process.

Click to view Dan's website & watch the videos about his eco-friendly project.