Tiny Texas Territories gets the first taste of water in many months. It seems the dreams of Temple Tantra are aroused into reality on the first night that I slept there. I hope and pray the next night will do as much for our goals of creating the “Acre of Hope” funding so we can donate the land to the trust that will provide space for people to live in Tiny Villages full of Tiny Organic Houses, financed for those who do not have the cash to buy one and want to participate in proving we can create a model alternative to giant house subdivisions. We can teach others how to do these things, create houses out of salvage, villages with the houses, and without imports, plastics, vinyl, sheetrock, carpets, and so many other unnecessary things. We have so many gifts at our fingertips if we just recognize them, learn how to appropriate them nearly for free, and then learn the skills once more to put them back together and create solutions our country desperately needs.
From this pile of salvage that I can now call Home, I beseech you to consider investing in an inch or two of the Acre of Hope Airspace Certificates that will make this sort of dream possible for so many.
As those of you who know about the Tiny Texas Territories, a collection of up to 20 villages that will form the Tiny Texas Territories, I have been digging like a groundhog all around the property to create ponding areas where we could trap water rather than let it flow through the property to the San Marcos river and be lost forever. As it had been a drought for a couple years now, the trick was going to be how to fill them up with water as a small rain would not do more than wet down the dust and sand around here.
Here are a few images of the ponds I hoped to fill, and he amphitheater with he Island of Free Thought in the middle for bands to play at, but also for people to speak at if we have an audience to listen. It has a moat around it that was 10-12′ deep and over 10′ wide so as to keep everyone away from those who talk or play and give them the right that way, to speak or play freely. The only thing is, without water, the effect was just not the same and I know I could not buy such water from the city as it would take a million gallons to fill it up.
tens of thousands of gallons per hole, if I were to have to buy it that would have been a hundred thousand dollars for what we trapped in a night. Now how to we use it well and plan better the next time… that is the question.
This is before the water filled it up to the top. I was really surprised that we could get so much so quick, in spite of asking for it.
The water is wondrous as it fills the crevasses and shows that we will be able to grow so many plants in the shade of the walls and the moisture that the ground will hold at these deep and shaded levels.
This one was designed wrong as he top was not packed and we did not have an overflow line so when it went over, yes, it filled up and went over the top cutting 10 feet of wall away and releasing the water to the San Marcos river.
This is one of the upper elevation ponds, the drop from the top of the property to the bottom is over 100 feet. Now we just have to figure out how to pump it to the top so we can flow it back down and keep it alive.
A good before shot of the trench below our building that has the gigantic chunk of Granite that was thrown here by a volcano at least 40 miles away.
Tantra crossed Friday has some issues now as you can see where it cut out the entry to the bridge by quite a bit. I think it may have dropped just an inch or two even on the right side.
From this dream and vision came this house, like the dry trenches in the ground, new life will come from what others see as folly and trash. We can join together and with the books, videos, building plans, and instructions on how to do it all, millions of others can reap the benefits of what I have spent my life learning how to do. Give the DVD’s to your friends and children who are searching for answers in a world that does not seem to care or offer up much more than handouts that only lead to needing more handouts, or debt.
Remember that this house is built from dream and salvage, from a vision that if I create something that will catch your eye and let the seeds of Hope sink in, you can share and spread the flowers and the fruit across the world.
This is a flood prevention pond with the dam wall built with tires and bentonite clay. the lower side is 8′ deeper than the high side that holds the water out of the tunnel.
This looks small but the water had to get to nearly 20 feet deep at the low spot on the other side of the cut out in the wall. The berm on this side of the water is the entrance to the lower chambers.
It is made of tires stacked and forming an overflow passage way under the ground.
The next pond down the line of the upper level ponds.
This hole is over 18′ deep and will make a great underground well once the top is covered up. It is prepped for a container to go over the top.
I think we need a way to keep the water back from running so close to the bridge timbers. You can see the ruts it cut out.
From the other side of the bridge leading back to a pond now 50′ wide and 12′ deep, but it had not had the storm drain lines put in yet so it is 10′-12′ foot deep.