So we had a guest come in to spend a few days helping out and motivating me to get out there and do a few more things on Gypsy Two, the first house we are buiding with interns being taught and doing the work so that we can show how it does not take experience to build an incredible Tiny Texas House, though having me to help does make it a bit easier. Our newest contributor of energy and time is Astor who came from across the country to spend a few days with us. Thank you, Thank you, Astor for she inspired me to get out there on a Sunday and we got alot done, then back to it on Monday evening too.
Astor was here for a few days and helped get the siding and windows finished.
I am hoping to use this house to show what we can do with people who have no experience getting to build one that will be a spectacular house for all to see and know they too could do this if they just set their mind to it, perhaps getting a bit of training or finding an elder to give them some guidance.
I would also like to offer plans on how to create this style of house at some point, but the young man who had committed to come to manifest them seems to have vaporized for the moment as he should have been here by now. So it goes.
Windows with diamonds are installed, trimmed, and now the siding is doen.
View from the back side of the house shows the rich color of the metal siding and the Long Leaf Pine clap board that has yet to be oiled but will be darker when it is, as will the metal siding too.
We also managed to get the other windows jamb built and installed. Turns out the roof drops nearly 3 inches from back to front so that we can put v-grove siding on the top and have it drain to one end rather than risk rusting on the top sides of the v’s if the water were to sit for long and often.
Here is an end view of the house with the Bear Claw trim on it. This is a catalog ordered trim from the early 1900’s in its original colors. We will have it on the front and back but not the sides because the water run off would cause the applied parts to separate.
Astor came in from California to help and learn a bit for the projects she has going out there. She was a good inspiration to get me out there Sunday and Monday so that we got a good bit done.
In the back ground you can see the Retreat awaiting our attention but we need a buyer to step in and let us customize the interior for them before we go much further.
Night time shot as we were finishing up in the dark at about 8:30 at night.
Someone asked about interior shots too so I am updating this with some of the pictures of the progress there too.
The ladder is sitting where the stairwell will go and behind it will be the bathroom.
Here is the view looking from the back downstairs to the front.
Now the upstairs looks gigantic, and it is actually compared to most Tiny Houses on Wheels, it has as much space as their whole box. This is 23′ long and 11′ wide but will only count on the tax rolls as storage space due to the low ceiling height on the sides.
Here is a view to the front of the upper loft area where the master bedroom will sit.
Nice shot of the White Swan and Gypsy Two side by side.
We may have some time open to do a Salvage Building seminar in the week before Christmas if we get a few people and may well make it available for free but the housing will be $50 a day in a Tiny Texas House if you stay here and meals will be extra if you want to share but there are plenty of restaurants nearby if not.
From what would be the master bed pillow view looking back across the living area and guest bed area, or library.
The master bed pillow view from the other side.
Master bedroom from the stairwell back will be big enough for a small closet next to the stair.
Here is a nice view of the stained glass.
Let us know if interested and you could come early for the Holidays “Next Salvage Bootcamp” and get settled in that way if you are going to be here for that too, which will also be free if there are any slots left after this week. Seems to be filling up fast now that it has been offered for FREE.
Contact us through Brad@tinytexashouses.com if you want to play a part in manifesting our first intern built house called the Gypsy Two.