By Margaret Hedderman
The first time I stumbled across Dan Phillips and the Phoenix Commotion I was searching for a tree house. This one to be precise:
Don’t ask why I was looking for tree houses. This house is in Huntsville, TX. 35-ft in the air, the Tree House is also an artists studio available only to artists with legit portfolios. But, besides that, it was built from recycled and salvaged materials. Thus is the idea behind Phoenix Commotion. Dan Phillips has made a name for himself in Texas for reusing discarded materials and repurposing them into beautiful homes.
The Phoenix Commotion is a local building initiative created to prove that constructing homes with recycled and salvaged materials has a viable place in the building industry. This process uses only apprentice labor and teaches marketable skills to anyone with a work ethic who is willing to swing a hammer.
Phoenix Commotion doesn’t build houses for the sake of building houses. The project aims to help single parents, artists, and low income families be able to afford their own home – and be a part of the designing process. Reusing materials helps keep the costs low as well as the waste.
Check out the Phoenix Commotion website to learn more about their mission and see some amazing projects!