In this funny and insightful talk, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he has built in Texas, USA, using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive. Dan Phillips is a designer and builder in Huntsville, Texas. In 1998, he and his wife, Marsha, started The Phoenix Commotion, a construction company that builds affordable houses from reclaimed and recycled materials. Their mission is to divert landfill waste while creating sustainable housing for single mothers, artists, and families with low incomes. They use an apprentice programme to teach sustainable building skills to individuals that volunteer or intern on the Phoenix Commotion Crew. The houses are energy-efficient, cheap and satisfying to build – and wildly, effervescently creative.