In some FH unrelated research I've been conducting, I came across this funny guy in Texas who's building houses a la Habitat for Humanity out of recycled everythings. They're a little kooky and he's a little kooky, but the idea is decent.
On the one hand, I'm not sure low-income people should be living in aesthetically seperate, some-might-call-crazy-looking houses and on the other I think it's a very personal and empowering way to usher in homeownership...one of those things that stupid sociology majors will tell you is crucial to narrowing the wealth gap and pulling families out of poverty. And then too, who says normal looking houses are any good anyway? What do you think?