Yes, It Is True.... I Think This Will Sit Atop The Front Door On The End Of The House..... Over The Bed In The Master Bedroom In The Loft.    Perhaps Opening To The Ceiling So As To See The Stars, Sunrise, Or Sunset.  "Tiffany Chunks" In The Heart Of The 4 Diamonds, I Love This Piece.

May’s Tiny Texas Gypsy House gets Floored already

It’s true, with just a few people working through the day the bottom beams, joists, and blocking were all framed in together as well as getting all of the flooring laid and nailed down.

Bedroom window, but perhaps on the side If use the amazing window with the Tiffany Chunks on the front of the house in the loft.

Bedroom window, but perhaps on the side If use the amazing window with the Tiffany Chunks on the front of the house in the loft.

No.... I think this will sit atop the front door on the end of the house..... over the bed in the master bedroom in the loft. Perhaps opening to the ceiling so as to see the stars, sunrise, or sunset. "Tiffany Chunks" in the heart of the 4 diamonds, I love this piece.

No…. I think this will sit atop the front door on the end of the house….. over the bed in the master bedroom in the loft. Perhaps opening to the ceiling so as to see the stars, sunrise, or sunset. “Tiffany Chunks” in the heart of the 4 diamonds, I love this piece.

Gypsy Wagon TTH Style an 11'x15' body with cantilevered overhangs for the porch or porches. 4' for the front and 3' for the back, but perhaps a balcony outside the other windows with diamonds in the den.

Gypsy Wagon TTH Style
an 11’x15′ body with cantilevered overhangs for the porch or porches.
4′ for the front and 3′ for the back, but perhaps a balcony outside the other windows with diamonds in the den.

 

Bill, Michelle, and I helped Carlos and Pitbull accomplish a great deal of work for the short time it took. I got to help pick out parts, sort the flooring I wanted to use, and even got to shoot a few nails before getting caught up in the Saturday tour which ran an hour longer than usual thanks to the great people that came.

 

Besides the houses, here is what they saw manifesting before their eyes.

Check out the great pictures of the progress though I missed the shots of the blocking going in prior to the flooring going down. I will try to point out the gap in the pictures below because you do not want to forget that step.

Overlap joint on the beams, in this case aged 4x6 dating back to the 1800's.

Overlap joint on the beams, in this case aged 4×6 dating back to the 1800’s.

Lag bolted at the corners after being predrilled to set the top of the bolt down in a bit.

Lag bolted at the corners after being predrilled to set the top of the bolt down in a bit.

See how the 2x6 is notched to go on the ledgers.

See how the 2×6 is notched to go on the ledgers.

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Screwed through the top beam into the 2x6 first to set it before hitting it with the nail gun. 3" Ceramic coated Torx head screws are the only type that you will have a chance of sinking into this wood.

Screwed through the top beam into the 2×6 first to set it before hitting it with the nail gun. 3″ Atlas ceramics give their advice to people regularly and apparently, ceramic coated Torx head screws are the only type that you will have a chance of sinking into this wood.

Nailed from the side into the perimeter beam.

Nailed from the side into the perimeter beam.

Nailed from the other side into the ledger.

Nailed from the other side into the ledger.

Here you see where the ledgers meet the beams.

Here you see where the ledgers meet the beams.

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Blocking, in two rows at 3 1/2' from each side was later installed before the flooring was nailed down.

Blocking, in two rows at 3 1/2′ from each side was later installed before the flooring was nailed down.

Progress as we put the 12 floor joists in, then add the blocking to make the floor stronger and to keep the joists from twisting sideways later.

Progress as we put the 12 floor joists in, then add the blocking to make the floor stronger and to keep the joists from twisting sideways later.

You can see some of the colors that will be in the floor and some of what is hidden below the top coat.

You can see some of the colors that will be in the floor and some of what is hidden below the top coat.

In the morning I will buff this out with an orbital buffer and screeds. Target will be a Zebra variegated floor when I am done, in two or three colors I hope.

In the morning I will buff this out with an orbital buffer and screeds. Target will be a Zebra variegated floor when I am done, in two or three colors I hope.

View from the end where the board nearly run corner to corner and only a few out of the whole floor are two pieces. The strength from this angle laid tongue and groove is incredible. It will also have Icynene insulation blown under so the subfloor is not essential for our southern climate.

View from the end where the board nearly run corner to corner and only a few out of the whole floor are two pieces. The strength from this angle laid tongue and groove is incredible. It will also have Icynene insulation blown under so the subfloor is not essential for our southern climate.

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Oh yes, the windows that came out of Heaven, well they may have found a better home up in the end of the loft where the upstairs den will be. Opening up to a New Orleans style baby balcony for plants, fresh air, and a room with a view.

Oh yes, the windows that came out of Heaven, well they may have found a better home up in the end of the loft where the upstairs den will be. Opening up to a New Orleans style baby balcony for plants, fresh air, and a room with a view.

Gypsy Wagon TTH Style Already an outdated sketch as I have changed a couple things and still do not have satisfaction with that window next to the door. an 11'x15' body with cantilevered overhangs for the porch or porches. 4' for the front and 3' for the back, but perhaps a balcony outside the other windows with diamonds in the den.

Gypsy Wagon TTH Style
Already an outdated sketch as I have changed a couple things and still do not have satisfaction with that window next to the door.
an 11’x15′ body with cantilevered overhangs for the porch or porches.
4′ for the front and 3′ for the back, but perhaps a balcony outside the other windows with diamonds in the den.

Gypsy Wagon TTH Style Already an outdated sketch as I have changed a couple things and still do not have satisfaction with that window next to the door. an 11'x15' body with cantilevered overhangs for the porch or porches. 4' for the front and 3' for the back, but perhaps a balcony outside the other windows with diamonds in the den.

Gypsy Wagon TTH Style
Already an outdated sketch as I have changed a couple things and still do not have satisfaction with that window next to the door.
an 11’x15′ body with cantilevered overhangs for the porch or porches.
4′ for the front and 3′ for the back, but perhaps a balcony outside the other windows with diamonds in the den.

Lots of good questions from the tour group today to learn, see, touch, and feel the Tiny Texas Houses but also about the possibilities of internship and incorporating this into their career path. Great to see interest in the younger generations as well as the elders for it gives me hope that others are listening, do care, and will make the effort to share, learn more, and take part in making the Pure Salvage Living Renaissance an important part of our future culture that sustainable living should be as the new generations begin to create a new world from the ashes of consumerisms failure.

Thank you for following. Hopefully we will have more people participating as we get to the framing of the house tomorrow, likely the roof later in the midweek, and ready for the siding by next weekend, as well as the loft floor, and perhaps even the windows going in if we get the right people coming to help, or even if we don’t get help and just have to worker harder and longer ourselves. It will manifest and be one of the most beautiful of the Tiny Texas Houses so far. Soon we will decide if this is the one that sells to get the money for saving Carlos’s parent’s house, or one of the prototypes so that we can keep this one in Salvage, Texas. We will hold off on that decision for another week or two but I do bet there will be many who will want to own it before we are through, whether they can or not. As always though, there will only be one exactly like this because the windows will never be found and matched up on any of my Art Houses again. To many one of a kind pieces to replicate at the price we create it for so again, Salvage is the only way to create such beauty in a Tiny House.

Darby