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.
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.