Houses made of recycled materials

• Houses made of recycled materials

Do you still throw corks from wine bottles and old picture frames? Nothing! A self-taught builder from Texas, Dan Phillips has proved that these seemingly useless things can be an excellent material for the construction of the house.

Houses made of recycled materials

Today, let's see how efficiently and tastefully build a house out of scrap materials.

Dan Phillips, founded in 1997, the construction company "Phoenix Commotion" in the city Huntsville, Texas, where he is building a low-cost house from recycled materials.

Houses made of recycled materials

He built more than 14 houses on purchased or received as a gift sites. Mr. Phillips - carpenter, electrician and plumber taught. He says that 80% of the materials are residues from other construction projects, which he found in the trash heaps or just picked up on the road.

Houses made of recycled materials

used corks from wine bottles, which always have in abundance, can be a low-cost form of "cork floor." "We have in many drinkers", - says Phillips.

Houses made of recycled materials

The bottom of wine bottles is an excellent colored glass on the Dutch door.

Houses made of recycled materials

Phillips created from pieces of wood countertop McClure Orange, which in the eastern part of Texas is full, though many builders find it too uncomfortable to use.

Houses made of recycled materials

Orange Tree McClure used as a fence.

Houses made of recycled materials

The houses Phillips uses waste wood for trim. City officials are working closely with them to build a warehouse for building materials from recycled materials, where the builders, workers involved in the demolition of buildings, and furniture manufacturers can add unwanted materials instead of throwing them in a landfill.

Houses made of recycled materials

to create the ceiling used over thousands of frames. "The store framework rid of old samples, and I hurried there," - says Phillips.

Houses made of recycled materials

Wood-burning stove from an old ship found a new home thanks to Dan Phillips.

Houses made of recycled materials

Christie Stevens takes one of the houses of Mr. Phillips. It helps him to build his own house in the neighborhood, as Mr. Phillips needed final owner of the house to help in its construction.

Houses made of recycled materials

"If the walls are obtained shaky, it will be my fault, but my pride", - she says.

Houses made of recycled materials

The back of the chair is made from the bones of cattle.

Houses made of recycled materials

The bones were also used to build a house number.

Houses made of recycled materials

Mr Phillips looks after the workers during construction of the house. "I think mobile homes have become a thorn in the eye of the world, - he says. - Build an attractive and affordable home is quite possible, and I'm going to prove it. "

Houses made of recycled materials

Work Tom McKinney glues pieces of the mirror to the wall.

Houses made of recycled materials

Broken tiles glued to make the bathroom floor.

Houses made of recycled materials

Mr. Phillips used old shingles, which he picked up in color to make the roof of the house, which he called "a fabulous house."

Houses made of recycled materials

"You can not deny the laws of physics or building laws - he says - but the truly limitless possibilities beyond that."