From The Tom Looking Down The Path To The First Of The Tiny House Pockets That Will Form Salvage, Texas.

Salvage Texas grows its ponds and mountain with the Spring.

Spring brings with it lots of green and flowers all around, ponds are holding water and the frogs are singing out.

Salvage Mountain keeps on growing as do the dams and holes so soon we’ll hold the water for the gardens it will take.

The Living Land Trust I am attempting form is being created to demonstrate a special Truth about Salvage, intent to show its head up high and let the people see what could be if we would just try , to build with the treasures from the past.

I hope you like the pictures and the seeds i plant today that I hope will grow and feed us as we seek new life once free.

Big John has taken the equivalent of 50,000 gallons of water out, or more to create that hole.  It is much cheaper than buying storage tanks that big.  In fact, that one hole's worth of water tanks, 50,000 gallons worth, would cost me more than the excavator did at $20,000.  Big John has done much more than that already, please be sure, but when he breaks down, $$$$$$$.  Still, it is worth it, especially if they succeed in taking await the rights to collect rainwater.  Hadn't heard?  tis true.

Big John has taken the equivalent of 50,000 gallons of water out, or more to create that hole. It is much cheaper than buying storage tanks that big. In fact, that one hole’s worth of water tanks, 50,000 gallons worth, would cost me more than the excavator did at $20,000. Big John has done much more than that already, please be sure, but when he breaks down, $$$$$$$. Still, it is worth it, especially if they succeed in taking await the rights to collect rainwater. Hadn’t heard? tis true.

Here is Big John who does the hardest part of cutting the nearly concrete hard clay below and pulling it up for Taki, his little girlfriend who can lift just as much, has just as big a motor, but packed in a tight little bundle with tracks that let it fly up that mountain and drop off her load or fill Blackie, the Dump Truck.

Here is Big John who does the hardest part of cutting the nearly concrete hard clay below and pulling it up for Taki, his little girlfriend who can lift just as much, has just as big a motor, but packed in a tight little bundle with tracks that let it fly up that mountain and drop off her load or fill Blackie, the Dump Truck.

This is over 10' deep for over half of what you see of the water.

This is over 10′ deep for over half of what you see of the water.

That has taken many trips to create, each with 5,000 pounds of dirt or more in the bucket.  This land held no water when I bought it years ago.  Not it stores millions and millions of gallons that support frogs, birds, turtles, and soon fish and the veggies that are growing all around them.

That has taken many trips to create, each with 5,000 pounds of dirt or more in the bucket. This land held no water when I bought it years ago. Not it stores millions and millions of gallons that support frogs, birds, turtles, and soon fish and the veggies that are growing all around them.

Wonder how we dig such deep holes?  With big shovels and big boy toys.  Taki is my girlfriend there is the Grey and Red makeup.  Blackie the dump truck awaits his load.

Wonder how we dig such deep holes? With big shovels and big boy toys. Taki is my girlfriend there is the Grey and Red makeup. Blackie the dump truck awaits his load.

From here you can see the pipeline, but also Temple Tantra in the trees to the left.  That is my Home Sweet Home.

From here you can see the pipeline, but also Temple Tantra in the trees to the left. That is my Home Sweet Home.

Imagine if we do this with a Yellow Brick Road.  Just happen to have a few thousand, but that may not be enough.  May need some red borders.

Imagine if we do this with a Yellow Brick Road. Just happen to have a few thousand, but that may not be enough. May need some red borders.

Salvage, Texas from the top of Salvage Mountain.

Salvage, Texas from the top of Salvage Mountain.

The Bear House is only a 10' x 10' house... for now.  Perhaps a big expansion ahead with the logs from the Weatherford Log Cabin Bootcamp.

The Bear House is only a 10′ x 10′ house… for now. Perhaps a big expansion ahead with the logs from the Weatherford Log Cabin Bootcamp.

So many this year from the rains.

So many this year from the rains.

ponds at salvage 979

I can not tell you all the names, but last year over 26 species on the land.

I can not tell you all the names, but last year over 26 species on the land.

Wildflowers everywhere.  Bluebonnets here.

Wildflowers everywhere. Bluebonnets here.

Oh yes, that is Vicky One who is also nearly ready for guests too.

Oh yes, that is Vicky One who is also nearly ready for guests too.

Its just so green here, but I am letting the grass seed so that we can really thicken it up before we cut it back for guests for a while.

Its just so green here, but I am letting the grass seed so that we can really thicken it up before we cut it back for guests for a while.

ponds at salvage 984

Digging up the abandoned pipeline, 10" of thick steel wall all clean inside pipe.  Should be great for sewage pipe.  Oh yes, perhaps a canal shaped pond when we are done too?

Digging up the abandoned pipeline, 10″ of thick steel wall all clean inside pipe. Should be great for sewage pipe. Oh yes, perhaps a canal shaped pond when we are done too?

The longer narrow view down Salvage Mountain, already but if not, to be the tallest manmade point from here to the gulf of Mexico.

The longer narrow view down Salvage Mountain, already but if not, to be the tallest manmade point from here to the gulf of Mexico.

From the Tom Looking Down the path to the first of the Tiny House Pockets that will form Salvage, Texas.

From the Tom Looking Down the path to the first of the Tiny House Pockets that will form Salvage, Texas.

Salvage Mountain grows but truly feels different now with two deep ponds on both sides of its grand climb.

Salvage Mountain grows but truly feels different now with two deep ponds on both sides of its grand climb.

The Gingered Swan sits amidst the wildflowers as she gets prepared for overnight guests soon.

The Gingered Swan sits amidst the wildflowers as she gets prepared for overnight guests soon.

You can see the Bear House hiding in the trees on the back side of the dam with a view of the grotto.  Soon the Bear House will get an add-on for a downstairs bedroom, bath, and more?

You can see the Bear House hiding in the trees on the back side of the dam with a view of the grotto. Soon the Bear House will get an add-on for a downstairs bedroom, bath, and more?

Heaven from the front view as she gets her giant porch added on.

Heaven from the front view as she gets her giant porch added on.

Heaven is taking on a new look for spring, her spring to her new home near San Marcus, Texas soon.

Heaven is taking on a new look for spring, her spring to her new home near San Marcus, Texas soon.

Forget Me Not Chapel is getting her Milk Paint before heading to West Virginia.

Forget Me Not Chapel is getting her Milk Paint before heading to West Virginia.

Look at the beautiful wildflowers in front of Marks Ark.  We may just have to test float that in a pond soon.

Look at the beautiful wildflowers in front of Marks Ark. We may just have to test float that in a pond soon.

So it goes for the photos and the story does go on but many things still change along the way. No TV shows it turns out for we are just a bit to far from the corporate media’s view of good television. Perhaps my inability not to discuss or consider the many issues facing families and their health from living in houses constructed with modern materials, let alone tiny houses that have even less air to contaminate if you fail to consider what you are putting inside your house to breath and grow a body in.

For now I am withdrawing from the Tiny House building for the public field and leaving it to those who offer such fair. Then I can create what I want for the Living Trust I will be setting up called Salvage, Texas that I hope will provide a model for those who want to consider such alternatives. The market, called Salvagefaire will have all the materials anyone would need to build houses from salvage, large or small. Windows, doors, flooring, beaded wood, siding, and much more with the public being both able to sell or buy, barter preferred, into a lifestyle that is organic and sustainable. The market for food, though perhaps not certifiably organic, grown by those conscious but perhaps simply not certified. It is intended as a market for products made out of materials harvested long in the past instead of straight from a last remaining virgin forests, being devastated by lumbering and mining, monoculture, and facing extinction.

We can do better and create family compound, villages, and towns that are permaculture oriented where food is grown instead of grassy lawns around the houses. Is it possible? Some said I could not build houses from 95% Pure Salvaged materials but I have well proven we can, and do it better than using all of the newest building materials offered today. Still, few followed the lead in the building industry as I had hoped, copying me to the point of creating tons of competition. That did not happen… not even after nine years. Since I said from the beginning I would build 100 of them and have gotten up past 85 now, and I have decided I don’t really want to sell the rest. While I may build more for Salvage, which will certainly hold many more, then clearly that will mean that i will have the largest collection of Tiny Texas Houses in the world to come and visit, spend the night at if you will, and then perhaps help inspire others to start building this way to fill the demand that seems to exist. For now though, few seem to feel they can afford such quality due to the manpower cost and top notch vintage materials. In their minds it appears most would rather create and live in a cheap built foreign made, imported, outgassing cubicle, designed with built-in-obsolescence and a 15 year max life, and thus living a big or down-sized life until they can’t afford anything at all or get forced to downsize due to poor health or planning as they near retirement with no funds saved and lots of debt.

Hopefully people will awaken and slip quickly into an organic toxin free house such as these have proven to be now. The alternative is formaldehyde outgassing materials, plasticizers, Vinyl outgassing the mimics Estrogen, latex outgassing, sheetrock, or a host of other carcinogens like fiber glass insulation. This is what we leave as the legacy for our children and grandchildren for those lucky enough to have them. I hope you will continue to follow what we can do if we have the alternative options. I hope I get the backing and help to finish creating a model that will be here on the side of IH 10 for generations to come stay at, learn from, and to spread the seeds that this living museum I envision will be able to pass on that no picture, tv show, or magazine article will ever be able to tell. From the restaurant, recording studios, music stages, and other offerings I hope to soon finish, many are nearly done, and if successfully manifested, nothing in the country or world will be able to demonstrate any better what we can do with the treasures hidden in our midst in an age when so many have no jobs, homes, hope, or belief that there are great ways to go out there and start with nearly nothing yet turn trash into millions to accomplish your dreams. Whether it is to house your family, give them a family business to work at, teach the kids a skill they can survive on for life, or just to help the community you love turn from dying buildings to thriving work in the salvage mining, building, brokering, shipping, or hunting business. From the markets all across the country you can see the trend growing faster and soon it will be the way we think to build for we will not be able to import forever folks. Really.

Thank you for following Tiny Texas Houses and the Pure Salvage Living Renaissance it is meant to demonstrate is possible. Please share the ideas, join as a member to show your support so we can continue to publish pictures, blogs, videos to teach and offer more seminars in hopes that others will carry on this concept so as to supply the people all over the country that we have turned away rather than deal with the headaches of shipping cross country. I hope to continue to publish pictures and blogs for the members to follow but will likely reduce the posts on social platforms like Facebook due to their censoring my site now when I say things that are not in accordance with the narrative they are attempting to control. As we will no longer be trying to convince people to buy my houses, there is not going to be the funds and time to cater to those who are not willing to come to this site to see what we offer and do. I hope you understand and thank you for your support along the way.

Darby