Here is a story of a Salvage Bootcamp and the salvation of a bit of history that will carry on to also become a piece of history one day.
Miss Lilly is made from the parts of several houses that once resided on the ranch owned by the family she has gone back to live with now. She is named after the matriarch who lived in the house we tore down more than a century ago and helped do all things back in a time where women worked as hard as the men to take care of the house, the animals, and the ranch. The women of Texas were a strong breed, many of German decent and a determination rarely seen today. Miss Lilly carries that message with her, along with the simplicity and strength that was shared by so many people when they settle Texas in the 1800’s.
From these parts did we construct the house that you now see. She is a beauty different from the one that used to be. But in that house was laid the seeds that grew up strong and proud, the family that thought that was heaven when it was first found. They raised a family that has grown and now returns to be the stewards of the land again, and the new dreams that they breed.
So here is how it happened, how she came to be again, a home where love will grow and where the dreams will surely roam. Her spirit carries forth within, some memories will rise, and show up in the dreams that all will share who come to sleep inside.
The bottom beams with their overlapped joints that are also lag bolted and glued. The cross beams in the middle are held on by Steel saddles that are bolted to the beams and assure that they won’t slip away while keeping the outer beams strong.
This is the short story of the Tiny Texas House we call Miss Lilly. I hope you have enjoyed watching her manifest into a Calendar Girl. She is the February Calendar Girl in the 2014 Tiny Texas Houses Art House Collection now available in our Online shopping store. Please consider getting a few for Christmas gifts or just for regular gifts for those you know who are dreaming of downsizing in the years to come. If more people will consider Salvage Building during this part of our social evolution, then perhaps we will be able to make up a little for the waste that has become commonplace in our generation we call the Baby Boomers.
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