Salvagefaire Decks 9 (1)

Where does the wood come from for the Incredible Tiny Texas Houses?

The following Blog contains a number of great links to videos that show how these were created and how the houses were taken down.

There is also a link to the last Salvage Bootcamp of 2014 at the New Berlin, Texas Salvage site.  Check out the links below to learn more and sign up to be part of a limited crew on an incredible house and get first shot at buying some of the materials straight from the House.

 

The Arched Zebu and Vicky Zebu were both substantially created from the interior woods of El Campo. 
Guess which house each interior belongs to. Not so hard is it?

 

Sweet face of the Arched Zebu

Sweet face of the Arched Zebu

 

The Arched Zebu sitting in the sun with lightning rods to look upon.

The Arched Zebu sitting in the sun with lightning rods to look upon.

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The Country girls are dressed up fine and waiting for the cowboy time.

The Country girls are dressed up fine and waiting for the cowboy time.

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Vicki Zebu from the entry

Vicki Zebu from the entry

 

Arched Zebu has such pretty eyes

Arched Zebu has such pretty eyes

 

Spooky fall to down below

Spooky fall to down below

 

I love her view from above

I love her view from above

 

Vicky z from up above

Vicky z from up above

 

This is what the Salvage Mining Tutorials and the Bootcamps are all about.  If you learn how to do this too, then others will learn from you.  That is how I grow the Pure Salvage Living Renaissance.

See the https://puresalvageliving.com/great-chance-to-join-in-on-a-pure-salvage-bootcamp-may-be-possible/

 

Open air to the bath if one wished.

Open air to the bath if one wished.

The El Campo Expedition, as seen on the Pure Salvage Living Youtube channel, will show you how this great house was taken down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbxfMai42SY&list=UUUJgid1onOFy2kkCgsWW7vw

Pictures by 1401 Studio with Angela Free. check them out if you need help in Midland, Texas. They did a great job on these.

See the beaded wood from each of the different colored rooms mixed together to create these color schemes. Some will love it and others hate it but I personally love the old Milk Paint colors showing through the Walnut Oil. See the centuries of life possible from a single tree cut down in the mid 1800’s that will now nurture and protect people for another hundred years or more if taken care of well. There may well not be a tree like the ones this wood came from still alive on the planet before this house is dismantled in a hundred years because the parts will be so rare and valuable.

Here are some great shots of the source, the El Campo Expedition.

The House that produce the wonderful beaded wood did not look so great outside, but it was a beauty from the inside.

The House that produce the wonderful beaded wood did not look so great outside, but it was a beauty from the inside.

The end that I am standing in with the sun set lighting up the red wood.

The end that I am standing in with the sun set lighting up the red wood.

Side view of the two stories  that gave us 25' long pieces of Long Leaf Pine.

Side view of the two stories that gave us 25′ long pieces of Long Leaf Pine.

Upper central hallway

Upper central hallway

Beige White room with curtains on the windows........

Beige White room with curtains on the windows……..

Light Blue room

Light Blue room

The big Green room over the dining area and kitchen.

The big Green room over the dining area and kitchen.

The back side of the wall I was in front of

The back side of the wall I was in front of

Yellow room

Yellow room

The Rose Red colored room

The Rose Red colored room

The porch the once so many entered, through the kitchen where meals were tendered.

The porch the once so many entered, through the kitchen where meals were tendered.

Here it is as we begin

Here it is as we begin

I stand before the bead board fair that you will see used in my lair.

I stand before the bead board fair that you will see used in my lair.

The stairway to Heaven on the back side, us trying to get there on the front.

The stairway to Heaven on the back side, us trying to get there on the front.

Here is the stairwell with the floor joists still waiting to be picked up and everyone else left.  Oh well.  Onward

Here is the stairwell with the floor joists still waiting to be picked up and everyone else left. Oh well. Onward

Doesn't look worse from up here at lease.

Doesn’t look worse from up here at lease.

Now are you wondering how we did it?  Want some details and video training?  Guess what?

Here it is:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIDuNQp3ybI&list=UUUJgid1onOFy2kkCgsWW7vw 

 

Please consider joining us for the New Berlin Bootcamp from September 25th through October 5th.  You do not need to attend for the whole thing as part will be house, other parts will be the outbuildings.  

 

big brother side  porch

big brother side porch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uijl_z77

Here is the video on what started as the Ark De Triumph Americana and ended up named Big Brother.

 

This is the entry to the house I called Big Brother.

This is the entry to the house I called Big Brother.

big brother The bath window to the house

big brother The bath window to the house

You could not only learn, but get certified to work and get paid in trade with materials for the house of your dreams in return for your labors.

The Homesteader also carried away some of the siding to North Texas where it settled in.

The Homesteader also carried away some of the siding to North Texas where it settled in.

 

On the other side, the future for the moment:

Another great and last of the year Bootcamp.  It is official NOW!  But only for a select and limited group for safety and managerial sanity reasons.

https://puresalvageliving.com/great-chance-to-join-in-on-a-pure-salvage-bootcamp-may-be-possible/   Sign up at this link!

Front view of the house with lots of room around it to work.

Front view of the house with lots of room around it to work.

close up of the trim

close up of the trim

Taken from a bigger older house and put in by his father years ago for an attic access.

Taken from a bigger older house and put in by his father years ago for an attic access.

Doors with Transom windows.

Doors with Transom windows.

Imagine this set on the side of a Tiny House.

Imagine this set on the side of a Tiny House.

Prime view of beaded wood that is worth about $9 per sq. ft. and up if kept in great condition and under varnish.  That can be removed with nothing more than a scrub pad and full strength cheap ammonia cleaner.

Prime view of beaded wood that is worth about $9 per sq. ft. and up if kept in great condition and under varnish. That can be removed with nothing more than a scrub pad and full strength cheap ammonia cleaner.

Rarely found in good shape.  I have some new old stock version of this but not with the nice patina.

Rarely found in good shape. I have some new old stock version of this but not with the nice patina.

So for those who thought El Campo was a cool project, well this going to be even better.  Hope you can join us and take action to change your world with salvage soon.

The kitchen section and the porch that stood for a century.

The kitchen section and the porch that stood for a century.

Darby
2014

Please visit the puresalvageliving. com site for the giant gallery of shots of the Zebu Sisters, the El Campo Expedition, and the newest and best Salvage Bootcamp yet at New Berlin, Texas. Open to the public for training, and it may be the last one this year. The house we will take down is comparable to the El Campo Bootcamp for its quality of it’s wood and character, but fancier by far. Please share and find a friend to come with you for the adventure in Salvage that most only dream of but never take the time to act on and thus open the door to the free materials it will take to build tiny houses for the rest of your life.