You must write an essay on the subject below and include sketches of your tiny house dream design. More details below.


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Deadline to sign up as a Pure Salvage Living Online member and qualify for this contest is April 15th, 2017.

If you’ve missed the deadline, you can still sign up to become a member and will qualify for May’s Contest.
Deadline to submit your essay is April  3oth, 2017

What is Included in the 2nd Materials Package?

Because we did not get enough submissions for this contest, we are awarding the winner a $500 gift card to use in our warehouse instead of the full package of materials. 

  • 1 Front door
  • 1 Bathroom door
  • 7- windows 4 big for down, 2 for up in gables, 1 for kitchen
  • 500 sf- of vintage tin for roof and some of the siding
  • 250 sf- of T&G flooring in a Long Leaf Pine
  • 4- 4×4 antique beams for a loft.
  • 200 sf- of Cypress or Long Leaf siding
  • 100 sf- of beaded wood for wainscot
  • 1- small bathroom sink
  • 1- large porcelain antique Kitchen sink
  • 50 sf- Vintage roof shingles for shower walls
  • 1 – porch light

Essay Subject
“Why is building a sustainable organic cottage important to you?”


  • You must be a registered Pure Salvage Living Member no later then April 15th, 2017.
  • Essay must be between 300-500 words and be about the essay subject listed above
  • You must draw a sketch (by hand or digital) of your dream tiny house design. You have the freedom to be as detailed or simple with your sketches as you wish and can submit up to 6 pages of sketches.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be willing to pick up, or pay to have these materials shipped to you
  • You must ship or pick up your winning package within 6 months from when we announce the winner or pay storage fees
  • No member can win more than twice a year, but you can submit up to two entries for each contest
  • Deadline for essay and sketch submissions is April 30th, 2017 at 12am CDT

Submit your essay and sketches below

2nd Materials Package Essay + Sketch Contest

  • Please provide us a good phone number to reach you in case you are the winner.
  • Please provide the email used for your Pure Salvage Living Online membership registration
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please attach your essay here. Essay should be 300-500 words in length and cover the subject matter detailed above. Must be in PDF format. Maximum file size is 32MB.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpeg, png, pdf.
    Please attach your tiny house sketches here. They can be in jpeg, png, or pdf format.