by Melissa Banigan in New Eco on Thursday 10 September 2009

Work hard, I always believed, and someday I’d fulfill my very American dream of owning my own home. Alas, hefty student loans and other insane expenses tore asunder my dream of ever owning property. Until now. Twelve years ago, Dan Phillips started Phoenix Commotion, a construction company that builds low-income housing out of found and salvaged materials. Each home is one-of-a-kind, with floors built out of wine corks, and picture frame corners constructed into ceilings. The fire beneath my dream of home ownership has been newly stoked.
Phoenix Commotion