Thank you all for the encouragement and advice. It has been extremely helpful in resolving to move forward with the charges and likewise, to know my time to get out of this business world has come. I can not filter out the people well as needed to grow my Renaissance or village. I have proven again and again, throughout my life, marriages, and business. I do not wish to be an employer and I have seriously failed repeatedly with offering the chance to learn by coming here as interns, with food, housing, and opportunity to create which has proven too costly to continue as well. Certainly, it can only be my fault and shortcomings which I do not duck responsibility for, my mirror clean I see. But the point is that as Einstein said, “We can’t keep making the same mistakes and expect this to get better”.
My holding 43 acres for 12 years with the hope of creating a model example of what we could do with sustainable building using Salvage has proven to be beyond my financial means to continue, thus manifest and I have expended all of the assets I could to continue waiting for the team that comes to play once the field of Dreams is built. Theater fantasy so it is time to sell out and let someone else crank up elsewhere as there is little interest in coming here to take over the monstrous beast I created, for it would take hard work, long hours, and requires a passion that few seem to share. So I have some great land for sale at one end of what would be Salvage, Texas were it not divided off. We will see, but for now, from 1-15 acres is available to interested and hopefully compatible parties. It is commercially oriented for the most part but there are some great spots for houses too be lived in too.
The vast 100,000 sf of warehouses will be a trick to empty but I will be making some offerings as I go along. We will see what parting it all out leads to if nothing better comes of what has been amassed. Japan, like other countries around the world, gather wood and lumber of such vintage quality where Americans seem to think it has little value and I have seen 400 doors in one container on a ship go to Japan to be used to create shelving and department store interiors. Ingenuity in design on the cheap. Good deals coming but by appointment only as I am not going to hire a bunch of people to sell tiny bits at a time.
I am thankful for the audience and the many examples I have manifested thus fare, those in progress and much more, but I do not see me continuing on this path much longer and there is virtually no realistic interest by anyone of taking on the role I have played for the last decades to counterbalance the toxic box syndrome selling itself as Tiny Houses on Wheels now. I am not a fan of misrepresenting products, failing to warn future users of known hazards, and failure to use due diligence in design for which I have been ostracized from the mainstream media and national shows on Tiny Housing for they know I will speak the Truth about the issues they ignore for sake of advertisers.
So it goes, I do not wish to be a reality show star associated with Hollywood anyway, let alone travel there.
So be it. The next steps are going to be hard as I once more rush up to the “Chasm at the Fringe” full knowing what the dangers of failing will be. Such is the life I have lived as I leap from the peaks I reach to dive into the waters of my dreams below the waterfalls or reach the far side where I will live on to do what I have set out to do since childhood.
I may write my way into obscurity, but it will be a peaceful place that I can savour the journey from and perhaps share with any who will wonder at how what I leave behind did come to be. Will it be worth reading about how a kid who fails to commit suicide, survives what few others do, and lives on to do what no one else would, and disappears into the mists when he is done?
We will see who comes if any to pick up the baton and carry on the relay toward a world of sustainable housing, salvage as a primary ingredient in the recipe of housing for the generations to come. While it could take a few entities, or people to grow it, I am hoping it will be possible and that we will see Pure Salvage Outposts spread around the country, perhaps the world, as co-ops that will create Maker’s Spaces big enough to create House Art people can live in for the rest of their lives. For now, it will be up to fate to lay the next stewards in my path so this Renaissance can carry on.
While I will be offering owner financing for some of the businesses, the large lots of materials to start other outposts up, and other opportunities, it will take those special people to make this all manifest in a new way I have yet to understand. Please get in touch if you are interested in being part of the future of the Pure Salvage Living Renaissance and the morphing of the Tiny Texas Houses ethos of creating toxin-free organic housing with 95% Pure Salvage.
Thank you, Thank you for sharing and being part of this story.