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Texas Man Crafts House Out Of Trash

10/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In 1997 Mr. Phillips mortgaged his house to start his construction company, Phoenix Commotion. "Look at kids playing with blocks," he said. "I think it's in everyone's DNA to want to be a builder." Moreover, he said, he was disturbed by the irony of landfills choked with building materials and yet a lack of affordable housing.

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