Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dan Phillips - Beyond the Box - Feb 21 at Rico's Grill on Sawdust

Sounds interesting and inspiring!

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Subject: GMVA News - Precinct Commissioner Candidates at GMVA Meeting

Dan Phillips - Beyond the Box 

Dan Phillips builds wildly creative, unconventional houses in Huntsville

for single parents, artists, and low-income families who otherwise

wouldn't be able to own a home. He uses only apprentice labor and

teaches marketable skills to anyone with a work ethic who is willing to

swing a hammer. By keeping labor costs low and using recycled,

donated, and salvaged building supplies, Phillips creates homes that are

truly affordable: $20,000 to $50,000 by his definition.

Phillips knows his small-scale housing ventures in Huntsville are not

enough to save the world. But they're an important start, a model for

others who want to build or remodel in a sustainable, affordable way, too.

Phillips is an engaging, entertaining, enthusiastic speaker who has been

featured internationally, from The New York Times and O magazine to the

Discovery Channel and HGTV.


He will share his perspectives on building "beyond the box" in The Woodlands

on February 21, 2012.

Networking - 6 p.m.

Talk - 7 p.m.

Rico's Grill

314 Sawdust Rd

The Woodlands


Hosted by

* The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.

* USGBC Piney Woods

* Northwoods Green

* Houston Advanced Research Center

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