Oh, For a Home in the Dell!

How do you like my little cottage? Well, I've been in prayer for a little home like this, an 85% recycled home. I would like to see it painted white and surrounded with cabbage roses, peony's n' hydrangeas... just to name a few. I first saw this home on one of my e-newsletters, "TreeHugger" ... "Affordable Homes of Discarded Materials"... A Dan Phillips home.

Dan Phillips builds homes. But, as the Texas Country Reporter notes, there is something a little bit weird about Dan's work. The design is a bit unconventional, and so are the materials. In fact, Dan's houses are built almost completely out of discarded materials of all kinds, from picture frames to dishes.
"Every town has a crushing need for affordable housing, all across the country!" says Dan. And when he says affordable, he's not talking about a $140,000 house - but a $20,000-$50,000 house. His "Homesteading Initiative" is helping the working poor in Huntsville, Texas achieve the American dream by helping them build their own home in a way that they can afford. According to his calculations, enough good, usable materials are thrown out in his town to build one small house every week.
The only criteria for prospective new homeowners - $500, no bad credit and a steady job. As for his building philosophy: "Use mostly recycled materials. Hire only unskilled labor. And keep it small.”
Meet a man on a mission determined to make cheap, affordable housing for the common man in an Earth-friendly way. Dan Phillips, Huntsville, TX.

Why couldn't this idea spread across the country?

I do disagree about the dishwasher though... there are some of us who because of a disability or something find a dishwasher a lifesaver.
Sorry Dan, but we need our dishwashers...

May blessings surround you,