From The Smallest To The Largest, And Even My Own Home Are On The Tour.

Incredible turnout for a beautiful Tour Day at TTH

We broke a record today for tours with forty people visiting to see, feel, and learn more about how Tiny Texas Houses are built, how they feel, and what they might be able to do to integrate our Pure Salvage Living building ethos into their world.

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Now this is a respectable crowd for a tour.   What a beautiful day too.

Now this is a respectable crowd for a tour. What a beautiful day too.

As we move through the materials that were parts of tobacco barns from before the civil war from Tennessee.

As we move through the materials that were parts of tobacco barns from before the civil war from Tennessee.

The crowd compared to the Retreat make it look like more than a tiny house.

The crowd compared to the Retreat make it look like more than a tiny house.

to share the alternative possibilities in housing for the generations that follow the baby boomers. As the biggest generation to ever retire bails out of the big houses they can no longer afford to keep, the surplus will startle some people as the big houses pile up and “Down-sizers” look at the few options available without getting into an apartment or condo complex.

The Tiny Texas Houses on the tour are now set up in the first village that will be part of Salvage, Texas. Up to ten houses are shown, and each is much different than the last. For the moment we have a couple of especially great houses because they show us so much about how the space can feel much bigger than they are, and more comfortable than a big house does.

Even with all of the rain, there was plenty of sun to help dry in out in time for the tours at 1 and 2 pm.

Even with all of the rain, there was plenty of sun to help dry in out in time for the tours at 1 and 2 pm.

From the smallest to the largest, and even my own home are on the tour.

From the smallest to the largest, and even my own home are on the tour.

Here is Vicky One, the second house we ever built.  It still has the footprints on the ceiling from the storm of 2007 that changed the way we build the houses.

Here is Vicky One, the second house we ever built. It still has the footprints on the ceiling from the storm of 2007 that changed the way we build the houses.

Heaven in Winter of 2015 is still showing some nice grass sprouting as the days are still in the 50's or 60's or more... ha ha. We are about to put this through a transformation that will include another long porch down the side.

Heaven in Winter of 2015 is still showing some nice grass sprouting as the days are still in the 50’s or 60’s or more… ha ha.
We are about to put this through a transformation that will include another long porch down the side.

Heaven's Face Shot shows the green grass by her side.  She is one of the houses on tour that shows a larger size of 11' x 21' with nearly 500 sf of living space twixt the bottom and loft floors.  She is about to get a new set of doors on the side to go on the porch too.

Heaven’s Face Shot shows the green grass by her side. She is one of the houses on tour that shows a larger size of 11′ x 21′ with nearly 500 sf of living space twixt the bottom and loft floors. She is about to get a new set of doors on the side to go on the porch too.

The range of houses on the tour today started at 67 sf on the first floor to 310 sf with lofts all big enough to sleep in or in a couple cases, have a couple of bedrooms in along with space for a day bed below.

This is a shot of the Bear House as we begin the Winter of 2015.   We have have not yet lost all of our leaves that will likely fall.

This is a shot of the Bear House as we begin the Winter of 2015. We have have not yet lost all of our leaves that will likely fall.

Temple Tantra winter  2015  setting in but still sunny blue sky to savor.

Temple Tantra winter 2015 setting in but still sunny blue sky to savor.

Heaven and the Gingered Swan are basking in the sun as the look of winter shows in the loss of the leaves in the trees nearby.  We still have grass though.

Heaven and the Gingered Swan are basking in the sun as the look of winter shows in the loss of the leaves in the trees nearby. We still have grass though.

I want to thank all of the visitors, some of whom want to come live here and help develop this concept to create a replicable model that others can then build on, expand to other areas, and free up incredible resources to be used once again. If we respect the work of our ancestors by treating what they left for us with the perspective that we can not replace this again. The goal behind having the tours is to open the doors to others learning, practicing, and expanding on the means for others to be empowered, to teach the kids skills that they can Live Free with, and to encourage growing what we need to eat when ever possible so that we can break the cycle of consumerism in one generation. That is all it took to start from scratch and create it since the TV came about in the 1950’s so we could actually reverse it in the same amount of time.

Little better view with all of the stained glass on this wall.  The window on the left is also a door to the porch deck where there may be a meditation deck.

Little better view with all of the stained glass on this wall. The window on the left is also a door to the porch deck where there may be a meditation deck.

Here I am, though certainly not in a Sexy position, just a test drive of the space.  May need more testing later.

Here I am, though certainly not in a Sexy position, just a test drive of the space. May need more testing later.

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The principles of creating Pure Salvage Outposts around the country as co-ops that house the materials many could gather, provide the space for many to learn and build houses that could then be moved to where they are needed, and thus create an environment where local resources could be turned into housing, revitalized communities, and a way for the downsizing generation to open the door to the future of our society to rebuild instead of collapse. Our dependency on imports and new resources from the planet will doom us to self destruction as we can not continue to import and throw away everything that was important to our ancestors.

A mirror, imagine the need for that.

A mirror, imagine the need for that.

Mosaic floor of tile with roofing tile walls.

Mosaic floor of tile with roofing tile walls.

Another portion of the women dress and ready room.

Another portion of the women dress and ready room.

Here is the front shot of the bath house that is part of the tour too.

Here is the front shot of the bath house that is part of the tour too.

I believe we can perform miracles that will give us an positive alternative future to the terminal velocity we are reaching as we hurl toward the extinction of so many lifeforms, from plants to animals, trees, and the oceans themselves after ignoring the connection we have with our planet for far too long. This is not just about science that is coming to prove that the spiritual side is much more powerful than the physical side of nature. If our observation of experiments on the world are effected by expectations or desired effects of the observers, then the proof of science simply proves out what ancient cultures knew long before we got smart enough to understand the evidence.

A nice view of the back of the house.

A nice view of the back of the house.

Loft view from the other side.

Loft view from the other side.

Lots of light and space inside this 300 sf first floor.  Over all the house will have about 540 sf of floor space including the loft where the two bedroom areas will be and the sitting area under the dormer.

Lots of light and space inside this 300 sf first floor. Over all the house will have about 540 sf of floor space including the loft where the two bedroom areas will be and the sitting area under the dormer.

Wow, this looks big.  That is the end where the kitchen and bath go.

Wow, this looks big. That is the end where the kitchen and bath go.

We can alter the material world, our health, and our awareness simply by focusing our individual energy of soul. As we become more conscious, we can alter what we observe and effect it with nothing more than our thoughts. Communication mind to mind has been proven. Miraculous healing and much more has now been proven to exist by the sciences that thought they would debunk such things instead. This is indeed an opportunity to open our minds to the possibilities instead of fixed on belief systems that are no longer valid and actually inhibit our growth as a society.

For the next couple months we are going to be having the tours if the weather co-operates with us but may curtail them for a couple of months if we get the Docu-series on how we are building Salvage, Texas out of 95% Pure Salvage. I will be posting a separate blog on the progress on that next.

Thanks again for following our progress as we grow the Pure Salvage Living Renaissance into a generation of change in the way we build organic self sustainable housing for at least the next century or two.

Darby
2015