Creative houses, reclaimed junk, and pure awesome

Creative Houses from Reclaimed Stuff – Crafting a Green World.

Dude.  Watch the embedded video in that article above, or embedded below.  Rethink everything.  Understand that the problem of waste is worldwide.

It’s a TED talk by builder Dan Phillips that makes me VERY happy: hippy dude (I think he’s even from Austin*; he looks like Dr. Red Duke to boot), hilarious presentation, philosophy (he quotes Nietsche, Sartre, Plato), beautiful homes, unusual and recycled materials, cheap or free materials (including a beer tap for a faucet)… What’s not to love??

The zinger passages to me:

Around 2:28
“It’s a 2-person tub.  After all, it’s not just about hygiene; there’s a possibility for recreation.  …It looks a little phallic, but after all it’s a bathroom.”

Around 3:41
“That’ll keep bull elephants out, I promise.  And sure enough, we’ve had no problems with bull elephants.”

At 8:43
“It does no good to be responsible at the point of harvest in the forest, if consumers are wasting the harvest at the point of consumption.”

13:53
“I bet all your shoes match.”

*He mentions Palm Harbor homes and in some of his pics he’s got McCoy’s products.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s