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Time is full of Memories, once created time is gone.

Some of us are amazed at how fast time slips on by and the only way to capture it is with what we leave behind. Our actions create memories, such as houses I create, manifested in reality, that marks a passing date. I was fanning through some pictures and thinking of the decade since I ...

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In Honor of the Old Ways, a Barterthon for Vintage Parts and Pieces

This is a short announcement for people to consider what they have to barter and what they would like to get from our vast inventories of doors, windows, and all the other parts most would need or want to use to build an organic tiny house or complete a project....

January 30, 2016   |   Learn more »   |  Comments Off on In Honor of the Old Ways, a Barterthon for Vintage Parts and Pieces

Doors for privacy Railings change the look of the Retreat Loft

This method of building a raised panel privacy railing does not take a real professional carpenter and it only takes half a day. Cost is minimal for a set of used doors and the section of railing is small....

January 27, 2016   |   Learn more »   |  Comments Off on Doors for privacy Railings change the look of the Retreat Loft

Where does the floor from the Hocheim House end up? The Retreat loft…

The Retreat is the first beneficiary of the thick flooring that we got out of the Hocheim house we did the Salvage Bootcamp at. You can see the wear of a 150 years on some boards that has worn them down as much as a half inch where the foot traffic was highest. Still there ...

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As the stock market crashes and banks shutter, it’s time to invest in a tiny house.

Thank you for thinking about downsizing, and doing so with as much salvaged materials as you can fit into your future homes and lives. This is the path that our parents would have had us take had we listened to their lessons learned from the depression in the 1930's. Instead it appears, we are about to......

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From Salvage Bootcamp in Harwood we complete “the Retreat” in Manifestation Bay.

While it may be possible to create portable sustainable and healthy houses using other methods, I contend that this methodology is the best example of Reuse without major reprocessing or energy costs up front, in fact banking energy savings more than any other building method on the planet at the moment due to the nearly 0 cost to create......

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A Salvage Bootcamp video of the Harwood Victorian Ranch house… 5 days in 5 minutes

A Salvage Bootcamp video of the Harwood Victorian Ranch house… 5 days in 5 minutes

Okay, here is a video showing you how to take down an 1890’s house in 5 minutes. It begins with a number of still shots of the house before we get started, then kicks into high gear as we take down the house in 5 minutes, to music no less. ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsuo-M0Wfbs&feature=youtu.bea Special thanks to the ...

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Progress on the inside skins of the Retreat

So we have taken the smaller pieces of the beaded wood from Harwood and used it for the wainscot on the Retreat. The upper half of the wall is 5″ T&G from the Hocheim house and the beaded board for the loft walls are out of Harwood too. Here you can see the earliest stages ...

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