Yes, much as I had hoped to move forward with some of the other projects, we still need to pay some bills and thus will have to take a few more orders for custom built Tiny Texas Houses in 2016.
This offer will be limited to no more than 5 for the year I suspect, and hopefully they will be going someplace close to where we build them here rather than out of state. For now we are open to the possibilities and targeting the best, most creative, and fun projects possible if we get a choice to pick from as we know we can not build many for the year.
Imagine yourself living in one of these and you will find downsizing to be a much more pleasant experience if you decide the time has come for you too. Here are a few of my favorites that I would love to be able to top with some even cooler houses for 2016.
Big Brother is part of a set of three that this owner has gotten so far. The ranch will potentially fit two more to form a nice circle around the drive in front of the main house.
Here is another house, the Arched Zebu, built with the same siding, flooring, and ship lap, in fact, we will have some of the beaded wood like we used on this ceiling to earn too.
Here is another simple Tiny Texas House known as Little sister that could be built from the materials in this house.
Here is the Comfort Cabin sitting way above the floodplain. By the time it was done it had an incredible porch to go with the superb interior.
Even the tiniest of houses can make a person’s life incredible, and we have the resources in place to salvage for millions to have this or better. All it will take is the human energy directed to manifest them. The health benefits for people and the planet are many. Having clean fresh air in the house is just one to consider.
The Zebu sisters sit out in Midland Texas with a great view of the sunrises and sunsets.
The options for custom are quite varied, from a teeny tiny house like the Kidd or Gingered Swan to the bigger versions where a bedroom can be fit downstairs. I would love to see someone order a Gypsy Wagon style though we do have one in progress that might work if someone were to want to make the decisions and let it be outfitted to their likes. We have a few people considering houses already in a variety of forms, even one on wheels which I would do if it is not intended to travel all over the country being pulled by an under-classed truck.
One of the things I intend to do this year is to offer internships to be able to teach more people how to build these so that we get this style of building going on around the country in other places where there is demand but no one doing it. The Carolinas, Montana/Wyoming, the Northeast, and the Northwest are places I get requests from but really are viable for shipping that far. If someone was building these organic toxin free sustainable houses there I would gladly refer clients to them rather than consider building them in Texas and spending $15,000 to ship them that far. We can ship a package of the materials needed for 1/5th of the price of shipping a house if we could find someone there to assemble them in the same quality that we have so far. One option is that we would provide free training for someone the client might like to see trained to build this way as part of the construction of a custom house for them. Once the special techniques I use to frame with, the Space Magic design methods, and the organic selection of materials for houses, they could have them building more in order to create compounds or tiny villages for their friends and other Baby Boomers to downsize to in the next decade.
From this porch the view of the Blanco river is unmatched. The water of life flows by as does our time on this beautiful planet. One should pause and appreciate it now and then.
Here is one of my rare flying houses, but I will not be offering any of them for sale in 2016. heh
Flying down to settle in upon the things below.
You can see down from the loft and appreciate how much room there is below.
The hallway has storage at the end, a space for a washer/dryer, and a bathroom off to the left that is sooooo coool you will not believe it.
Some of the ladder designs are interchangeable so having them in a book lets people use some of them for different houses.
Up above is more stained glass, in cobalt, red, and greens again.
So take a look at some of the parts and pieces that I would love to incorporate into a few houses in 2016 and let me know if there is a dream that we can manifest for you. Then you can come visit, share what you want for a floor plan, and we will see what we can do to manifest that dream you have for a Tiny Texas House to call your own and ship it to your ideal homestead where it can rest for the next century.
From India, made from Teak. Set of two, $350 apiece.
For over doors, special places like near the bed. These are installed to tilt in for air.
Oh yes, fan lights.
Great example of a piece of antique stained glass to build a house around.
Just wow, for me a piece that just calls for a house in the Arts and Crafts style. Here is a case of building a house around a single piece for design guidance.
Imagine the Tiny Texas Chapel I had in my mind for these. I have some other great chapel pieces too.
Hardware like you have likely rarely seen. Tiny Houses only have a couple of doors so my gigantic collection of hardware will never be used up on houses, so some of it will certainly be sold too.
Here are the windows that would make the front of a big tiny house.
Some great big windows with lots of panes. Have several up to 7′ x 8′.
Door of the most unusual sorts.
4′ cast iron tub which is a good size for tiny houses where you have babies to wash.
Spider web transom shot, done in leaded glass.
Some of the best houses begin with just a dream about a certain feature, like a balcony, a unique stairway to the places you will sleep, or a facsimile of a nostalgic home that the family built generations ago, now only in pictures. We can make it happen for you.
Porch posts, on a porch roof that folds down for transport, as well as the upper roof. 23,000 lbs of salvaged lumber, doors, windows, exotic woods, and much more from the past that have been reformed into a house like no other. It can roll down the road to a new home again one day, unlike 450,000 houses that will be built this year from crap like toxic sheetrock, hardiplank, and other commonly used toxic materials.
Here is a view of my experience from the balcony of the Vesper Casa, which I saw Equitynet.com to be a scam in my opinion and experience with them.
The window is an old Singer sewing machine table top with the original hinges and glass in where the sewing machine used to be. The slabs of Mesquite, of which I still have a massive stock, makes for an incredible table and bench.
From simple sinks that were cast nearly a hundred years ago and used more energy to mine the ore, smelt it, cast the sink, then put several layers of porcelain over it at 2,400 degrees in the oven, the energy used is as much as this house will need to power the AC and heat in Texas for its entire life. THAT is energy savings that is never factored into new houses.
Thank you for sharing with any friends you have who are thinking of such a gift as this in their future. I would love to find the right people to open their minds to the creative possibilities that 95% Pure Salvage Building with unique pieces can create. With a deposit to lock a place in the 2016 building schedule for one of the 5 houses we plan to build, they will have plenty of time then to work with me on the ideal floor plans, the materials, and the look of the house during the year ahead and know it will be ready by the time they are too. For more information feel free to contact Brad@tinytexashouses.com or give us a call at 830-875-2500.