The Windows Are In Stained Glass Nearly All Throughout The House, With The Overhangs For Birds To Nest, And For Keeping The Rain Out.

Temple Tantra has been home now for a couple of years

I moved in nearly two years ago though it seems like longer as I can’t imagine living anywhere else when I think of home now. Admittedly it is not a big house and likely not going to attract a bride, but since I am not looking, it will last for the rest of my ride on this planet at least. In the book of Wibblry and Wub, this is the Ark of Wub that Darby travels off to other places, times, and dimensions in but in reality, it does not fly. The bottom floor is only 10′ x 12′ and the top is 10′ x 23′, but it stands a whopping 18 1/2′ tall. It is the tallest Tiny Texas House that I have ever built, and one of the finest of them all. The stained glass is exceptional, my favorite pieces all fit in. The overhangs with corbels keep the rain out, not the wind.

From atop my mountain you can see the roof but little more, there in the trees off to the left of the canal and pond below.

From atop my mountain you can see the roof but little more, there in the trees off to the left of the canal and pond below.

Temple Tantra is a mix of many of my favorite pieces, and an enormous stained glass collection that I love dearly.  The parts are what make the house.  wouldn't it be cool to see the kids in your town building houses like this for their future families, as well as the ones they already have?

Temple Tantra is a mix of many of my favorite pieces, and an enormous stained glass collection that I love dearly. The parts are what make the house. wouldn’t it be cool to see the kids in your town building houses like this for their future families, as well as the ones they already have?

Even at 18' tall, it transported fine on a trailer.  The issue is the height on the roadways, as bridges tend to be lower than 16' quite often.  This was designed to take the top 4' off so the roof could be transported separately.

Even at 18′ tall, it transported fine on a trailer. The issue is the height on the roadways, as bridges tend to be lower than 16′ quite often. This was designed to take the top 4′ off so the roof could be transported separately.

Here is where I live now.  Much nicer than the school bus I came to Texas in or even the last big house I once owned.  Tis not how much space, but the quality of the life you have inside that makes a happy home.

Here is where I live now. Much nicer than the school bus I came to Texas in or even the last big house I once owned. Tis not how much space, but the quality of the life you have inside that makes a happy home.

Another view.

Another view.

Another of the hanging brackets.

Another of the hanging brackets.

Here is a view from down below.  In the back ground is the keyboard I hope to learn how to use.  It fits below with a chair, I have lots of space.

Here is a view from down below. In the back ground is the keyboard I hope to learn how to use. It fits below with a chair, I have lots of space.

My den with stained glass from the 1800's, a Rene MacIntosh I do believe.  The pieces and parts of my life are the fairy tale world of my childhood, yet the real world is my playground to use this energy of soul upon.

My den with stained glass from the 1800’s, a Rene MacIntosh I do believe. The pieces and parts of my life are the fairy tale world of my childhood, yet the real world is my playground to use this energy of soul upon.

A bed with a view of the hills and the dales, the trees, the moon, the morning sun, tis a bed with a breeze and a space for only one.

A bed with a view of the hills and the dales, the trees, the moon, the morning sun, tis a bed with a breeze and a space for only one.

As she has been for the last two years, the bed consumes the bulk of the bedroom and it is too big to take out without cutting it up, so why not use it as a raised floor?

As she has been for the last two years, the bed consumes the bulk of the bedroom and it is too big to take out without cutting it up, so why not use it as a raised floor?

On the path to Tantra sit Tang and BabyDoll, looking at me wondering why on Earth I had to stall.

On the path to Tantra sit Tang and BabyDoll, looking at me wondering why on Earth I had to stall.

The front view is unusual, the posts Redwood and odd, for they do not match each other as they were turned from one log.

The front view is unusual, the posts Redwood and odd, for they do not match each other as they were turned from one log.

The windows are in stained glass nearly all throughout the house, with the overhangs for birds to nest, and for keeping the rain out.

The windows are in stained glass nearly all throughout the house, with the overhangs for birds to nest, and for keeping the rain out.

The Teak cabinet comes from India and is shallow but unique.   It separates the stairway from the view  when you walk in.

The Teak cabinet comes from India and is shallow but unique. It separates the stairway from the view when you walk in.

The Live Oak Live edge cut table folds down if needed but it never has been the case.

The Live Oak Live edge cut table folds down if needed but it never has been the case.

The Rosewood Kitchen cabinets have the prettiest of tile.  It too is from India, the original painting on the glass, the beauty of last century that I sure will last and last.

The Rosewood Kitchen cabinets have the prettiest of tile. It too is from India, the original painting on the glass, the beauty of last century that I sure will last and last.

The upstairs bedroom guardrails are to keep things from falling through.

The upstairs bedroom guardrails are to keep things from falling through.

It sits above the caverns down below that keep it cool, and the lions on each side protect it from the bad guys too.

It sits above the caverns down below that keep it cool, and the lions on each side protect it from the bad guys too.

When you see it you will know it is not normal, which i like, it is the house of my sweet dreams, my very own delight.

When you see it you will know it is not normal, which i like, it is the house of my sweet dreams, my very own delight.

Now here is what i want to do and do so most at night, but if I could in daytime I would surely then take flight.

Now here is what i want to do and do so most at night, but if I could in daytime I would surely then take flight.

I never finished the AC wiring because I found I have no need for it and love not living inside of an electromagnetic field that is unhealthy in so many now proven ways. I also do not have running water going into the house as that way the county can not require that I have a septic system for it and I generally use a composting toilet if needed, or the bathroom up in the Tiny Texas Facility at the front of the property for showers, if not the Bathhouse we built that has a men and women’s showers, commodes, and sinks for those who like it off grid in the house. I do have a couple 12 volt batteries for the fan in August that I keep by the bed, but other than that, I find I get by well with candles, LED lighting that works on rechargeable batteries, or occasionally an old fashioned oil lantern.

This is the house I love the most of all that I have owned. I have had the big ones, as much as 4,200 sf with the tall ceilings, pocket doors, and fireplaces, smaller ones at 750 sf with two bedrooms, bath, kitchen and living areas from the Sears Catalog days, but truly, this is my favorite of them all. I hope you liked this little tour of what a tiny house can be, for this is one that I find fits just perfectly for me.

Brad