This Is Another House Design Put To Paper For The Materials Coming From The Harwood House Coming Down For The Next Salvage Bootcamp.

Wednesday thru Sunday for Salvage Building design and Construct seminar

Yes, we should have enough people on site for the first weekend to be able to get the Harwood house down by Wednesday so we will then have a seminar on how to use the parts we get to design and build a new Tiny Texas House out of 95% Pure Salvage. This too will be part of the holiday gifting to the followers of our Pure Salvage Living Renaissance and how Tiny Texas Houses have evolved over the last decade since I started building the first of our many, the Red Mascot.

This is your chance to learn how to build the houses in this early collection that was on “This New House” back when we were just a few years into this adventure. This is a good video to get a feel for what we have done in the past and the principals I have been espousing for the last decade of my life in Salvage.

http://cabinobsession.com/video-micro-homes-now-dominate-downsizing-trend/2/ It was great to have Kevin in for a visit.

The Red Mascot was my first Tiny Texas House that I built and it still sits out front where it watches the passers by and has a 290 degree view of the beautiful Texas sunrises and incredible sunsets. We have been blessed with many double rainbows overhead many times.

The Red Mascot was my first Tiny Texas House that I built and it still sits out front where it watches the passers by and has a 290 degree view of the beautiful Texas sunrises and incredible sunsets.
We have been blessed with many double rainbows overhead many times.

From that 10′ x 16′ prototype, we have added more than 70 other variations of what is possible, and got more creative along the way until the Space Magic designs have led us to see a bigger space than we ever imagined. The next step is to share this so others can apply the principles and manifest houses with this organic house ethos that nearly eliminates the toxins normally found in homes created using modern materials.

My Gingered Swan  I love you so,  you are so cute,  now will you grow? .

My Gingered Swan
I love you so,
you are so cute,
now will you grow?
.

So this is a chance to learn the secrets for the new year’s dreams to manifest in the form of an Organic Cottage that will set you free to live a simpler lifestyle. Using Salvage from houses you help to take apart means that you will know more about the wood that goes into your personal house had a 5 century long story before you ever set eyes upon it. 400 years of growing, 130 years or more formed into a house, this tree that makes up this house once stood 135′ tall and likely was 47″ across in diameter. The beaded wood walls and ceilings as well as the framing lumber that holds it up, and the beams below, will all provide great houses for another century still to come, reformed into a new house we only have to imagine and assemble once we get the parts.

Thisis a nother thought put to paper for the materials coming from the Harwood House coming down for the Next Salvage Bootcamp.

Thisis a nother thought put to paper for the materials coming from the Harwood House coming down for the Next Salvage Bootcamp.

This house would be more of an 11′ x 17′ – 21′ design.

If done right, both houses could likely be built from the one we take down. If we inventory the house parts we get, we can estimate how close we are, and surely look to find other parts and pieces to fill in around here.

Great example of a piece of antique stained glass to build a house around.

Great example of a piece of antique stained glass to build a house around.

corner cabinet.

corner cabinet.

Nearly all the types of windows you can imagine, and lots of the diamond window sashes too.

Nearly all the types of windows you can imagine, and lots of the diamond window sashes too.

Door of the most unusual sorts.

Door of the most unusual sorts.

Only if one does not want a loft, then this roof line is fine.

Only if one does not want a loft, then this roof line is fine.

The Roof line is more spacious in the Gypsy wagon design than any so I would love to get a vote to do another one of them or use these beautiful parts to finish it as well.

Here is an end view of the house with the Bear Claw trim on it.  This is a catalog ordered trim from the early 1900's in its original colors.  We will have it on the front and back but not the sides because the water run off would cause the applied parts to separate.

Here is an end view of the house with the Bear Claw trim on it. This is a catalog ordered trim from the early 1900’s in its original colors. We will have it on the front and back but not the sides because the water run off would cause the applied parts to separate.

We can adapt the week from midweek on through the weekend focusing on what ever the group wants to learn the most and getting hands on installation experience at a variety of building aspects. While we have a large crowd for the Salvage Bootcamp, we still have space for more to attend the Building with Salvage weekend portion which goes through the 3rd of January. Between the two, one will know what to expect if you decide to take this path to organic sustainable housing.

To get up to speed on the projects, please see the last few photoblogs on this site.

More insulation and a bigger house change all the numbers dramatically and thus you can ease your mind more for you will seldom use up the air overnight.  EG 12' x 26' x 13.5 is approx 30,000 gallons of air inside and so many windows to leak air that will be compensated for by 4-6 inches of Icynene insualtion rather than 2-3" of fiber glass which only protects from cold or hot penetration through the wall for an hour instead of 48 hours like Icynene.

More insulation and a bigger house change all the numbers dramatically and thus you can ease your mind more for you will seldom use up the air overnight. EG 12′ x 26′ x 13.5 is approx 30,000 gallons of air inside and so many windows to leak air that will be compensated for by 4-6 inches of Icynene insualtion rather than 2-3″ of fiber glass which only protects from cold or hot penetration through the wall for an hour instead of 48 hours like Icynene.

retreat door 714

The Retreat is half finished and will be to teach the interior more than the basics of framing but will also have porches, exterior trim, and other things to do that you will need to do on any tiny house of this grand size.

The Retreat is half finished and will be to teach the interior more than the basics of framing but will also have porches, exterior trim, and other things to do that you will need to do on any tiny house of this grand size.

retreat shots oiled outside 094

This will be held at the Tiny Texas Houses facility with a small gathering and bonfire to celebrate the new year.

December 26th through Jan. 3rd from Grave to Cradle special seminar series with hands on action all the way.

Check with BWK@tinytexashouses.com for more information and booking some space in a Tiny Texas House on site for your visit.