So here is what I did with my toasty Sunday afternoon in the wonderful sun of Texas. Only 100 and feeling like 108 F so I was able to get in a few hours of hand shoveling, raking, and moving some concrete up, all salvaged as you would guess.
This is the top finally, and from here you can see for miles in all directions on a clear day. It is absolutely the highest point from here to Houston, or the coast in any direction east for 160 miles actually.
Here you can see the top of it, slowly taking shape. I will add some antique brick and let the grass grow in between perhaps, but ultimately there will also be an open sided structure up here so that we can enjoy it when the drizzling rain is falling on the roof top too. We need that right now but in due time.
I am thinking of a triangle shaped structure that will give perfect views of the sunrise and sun sets, as well as deflect the winds well.
It is almost always breezy up on the top, seems cooler even though there is no shade, yet.
Bit fuller view.
One of the many ponds that were dug and provided the dirt for this incredible mound I call Miracle Mountain.
Off in the high part is the land that is for sale right now and connected to this area.
In the distance in another pond that will take you 150′ to do a lap when it is full, and 20′ deep.
When we finally get rain again, this will be the back side pond with a canal going back for 300 yards. Imagine a zip line running down over the top of it so you could drop into the water at the end of the line.
From here we can see the houses that you can come and spend a night in, then come to the top and meditate, listen to the birds, the frogs, and feel the electrons flowing up through you to reach the sky.
This looks down the original ramp we built to take it up to 35′ but that was not going to work to get to 50′ so we created a Fibonacci spiral drive up around the back to the top.
From the top looking down.
This is not all that will go up on the top by any means, but it is the start of the steps, the platform, and then a Tiny workout and Meditation Center on top. That is at least 50′ up from the original level of the ground i started on. The ponds go down another 15′ but you can not see that yet.
Down below a bit is the concrete pads I am using to hold back some of the dirt. Had to hand carry them the last bit up to the top.
There was another reason it was started but that is a story for another day. For now, it will be the biggest mound in Texas dedicated to meditation, my morning work outs, and a landmark that will last far longer than me. Hopefully many people will be able to come here in the years ahead and feel the energy that pours out of the top of this magically infused mound of metals, clay, and energy of soul. It is an experience that must be part of your visit to Salvage, Texas and you can go up there if you come to the weekly tours that are still going on for the time being.
Thank you for following the progress though I know this part has little to do with the Tiny Texas Houses, it is part of the vision I have tried to manifest.