Ah-ah, Not so fast. That’s Not Trash

by Accidental Bear

Ok, lets see, one avocado pit, some potato peels, left over corn bread ……

ABRA CADABRA

Texan builds artful, sustainable homes out of trash

by http://www.mnn.com/

Texas home builder Dan Phillips transforms trash into artful treasures, creating intricate floor mosaics with wood scraps, kitchen counters from ivory-colored bones and roofs out of license plates.

  • The fantastical houses which spring from his imagination are made almost entirely with materials which would otherwise have ended up in a garbage dump.
“People have been doing this for hundreds of thousands of years: using whatever is available to build shelter,” Phillips said. “If you ponder what could be used, then building materials are everywhere.”
Phillips founded Phoenix Commotion 12 years ago with the aim of creating a new model for sustainable, affordable housing.
The 13 homes he has built so far would fit better in an art museum than the residential streets of Huntsville, a conservative town of about 35,000 people best known for housing Texas’s death row. ” MORE

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