When you are at the Jamboree, inside looking out, you can not see what is outside the windows. On the other hand, if you take the time to go outside, really look around and you will find a different view looking in through the windows. From there you will see all that is going on without the effects of the cool air, the fan blowing words around with ideas that flow about as if that is all one needs to survive. Once outside, in nature, and realizing that you can have the beauty, simplicity, and keep your health too, then perhaps the extra cost of being able to see the bigger picture, benefit from the knowledge and then make an informed decision will make it worth your effort to get out of the box.
So with an average of 4-5 people working 7-8 hours a day on the job for 11 days so far we have made incredible progress and have a delicious stash of wooden booty so far. The wood has turned out to be far better than I anticipated and has been relatively easy to remove, but we are not done yet. Here are some great shots of the before, and how it has gone, some of the loads we have brought back, and the exciting videos that show how some of it was done.
First, remember what we started with?
Then with the help of Ken, Loubee, Dale, Jerry, AJ, and Pitbull, we proceeded to take this old house down. We also had Shardel and Tabor show up from Colorado to help for a few days, so as to really make some progress for the first week and second week. After that,
The videos we took show you how the Pure Salvage Skin Remover makes haste out of the floor removal process.
Next you can see how much progress we had made by the 9th day with the roof and shingles pulled off, and most of the siding, flooring, ceilings, walls, and windows down.
and a quickie to show you how I took down the roof rafters in less than 5 minutes.
And here are the shots of where we were this morning when we started and made great progress so that we can drop the walls tomorrow morning.
Imagine a family or group of people working together to pull this down like we are and getting the $30,000-$40,000 worth of wood, enough to build three Tiny Texas Houses in less than 4 weeks. Seems like that would make for a good living, great houses, and a reason more people ought to think about getting into salvaging old houses, barns, and buildings. So what is stopping them when we have 42,000,000 unemployed people in the US? That is just what the government is counting. It is not that hard, does not take that many tools, and could be done by many whom I hope to inspire by reading this, watching the videos, and getting others inspired to help so that they can all benefit.
Please show your friends because I can nearly guarantee there are houses around where you live that could be had for free so that others like yourself will be able to benefit instead of just the landfills around the country who make a ton of money by people throwing all of this great wood away.
Let us know by emailing me at Brad@Puresalvageliving.com if you are interested in learning how by being on one of our Salvage Bootcamps or if you are interested in buying some of this great wood for one of your projects. It is not cheap, but then it is also not that common. The kids who helped will all be getting a share of the wood we took down to go toward their dream houses as part of participating in the seminar and working so hard to take down this great house.
Till the next time, we still have a few days to go so check back to see the final tally of wood, the results of our efforts, and the great rocks that are coming from underneath that formed the footings and piers under the house. They are super cool too.