So we are going to create a house on the lowest budget and fastest schedule we can but still create a quality house that will travel down the road. Our plan is to sell this one or another to help out Carlos with a financial problem his parents have gotten into. So, either one of the prototypes or this one will be sold to drum up some emergency money for my favorite team member who has been with me for 8 years now.
This will be to show people how to create a great house, though not quite as well built as our normal Tiny Texas Houses, the things we will leave out are not going to make a big difference if you are building in the south. We will be using more metal for the exterior siding, long flooring to speed things up, and we will be using antique cabinets and interior part so as to minimize the fine cabinetry work that usually costs much more.
The seminar to allow people to participate happens on Saturdays, Sundays, from 1-6 or later and on Wednesday evening and Thursday evening for those who want the weekdays. We have houses to stay in overnight if you decide to come and spend the weekend or overnight on the weeknight. Besides getting a great stay out in the country, you will get to help build a house, learn how to design with salvage, and possibly open your mind to the many possibilities of Salvage Building.
So this is what I think we are going to create or something a bit more realistic that is… a Gypsy Wagon style Tiny Texas House with a front porch and possibly a back porch bath/balcony… depending on how much help we get… thus time we have… for it is intended to be the May project. Saturday we put the floor together and start putting up the framework for this sketch created out of the pieces we found easiest to work with on this schedule.
The house we build will be in the Gypsy Wagon style like my personal home, Temple Tantra. For those who can not imagine all these pieces put together, I hope this will help. Here is a great example of how it can look when done. Want to be a part of doing it and learn how?
Join me for a look at the parts and pieces presently picked out to go into the Tiny Texas Gypsy House that we are building for the “How to Build a Tiny House out of Salvage Seminar” going on through the month of May on Weekends and two weeknights. See blog for more information.
Above is a sketch of what it will look like when we are done, at this point that is. Organic design means that things could change right up until we finish, but usually the big decisions are made right after the floor is done and the walls are ready to be framed up. So far, using the salvaged parts shown below, this is the house that we will be building. I will be posting more information as we go with the intention of compiling this for a book on how to build a Tiny house with salvage the fastest and least expensive way possible and still have a quality sustainable, energy efficient house when we are finished.
So these appear to be the parts that we will use to turn that simple sketch at the top into a house that could sell for tens of thousands of dollars one day soon, or end up staying in Salvage, Texas so that others can see, feel, touch, and smell, thus learn what is possible with their imagination, human energy, and salvage.