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This Texas Company is Making Incredible Homes Out of Trash

Phoenix Commotion

One man is using discarded trash to create unique and eco-friendly dream homes for residents across Texas.

Architect Dan Phillips created his construction company Phoenix Commotion in 1997 with the hopes of creating homes for struggling low-income individuals. By using salvaged materials, Phillips strives to lessen the amount of recyclable waste that piles up in landfills.

Over the years, Phillips has built eighteen different homes out of recycled and reclaimed materials. Each one has its own style and story, and is constructed with each resident’s interests and needs in mind.

Phoenix Commotion
Phoenix Commotion

This home has a roof that substitutes old expired Texas license plates for shingles.

Phoenix Commotion
Phoenix Commotion

This “storybook house” was designed to mimic those illustrated in children’s books. The use of weathered wood and multi-colored shingles make the home even more whimsical.

Phoenix Commotion
Phoenix Commotion

This outdoor restroom was covered with an array of flattened aluminum cans.

Phoenix Commotion
Phoenix Commotion

The exterior of this home is covered completely with old wine corks that are placed in an eye-catching design.

Phoenix Commotion
Phoenix Commotion

This artist’s getaway is decorated with different types of animal bones. They can be seen throughout the home, from the exterior to the custom-made furniture.

It’s amazing to think that these breathtaking homes were constructed out of discarded materials. If you’re interested in finding out more about Phillips’ incredible designs, visit his official website.

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This Texas Company is Making Incredible Homes Out of Trash