Here Is Another House, The Arched Zebu, Built With The Century Old Windows, Siding, Flooring, And Ship Lap, In Fact, We Will Have Some Of The Beaded Wood Like We Used On This Ceiling.  Imagine Millions Of Us Baby Boomers Helping Promote The Salvage Mining And Salvage Building Industry That Could Help Create Jobs And Save The Planet.  We Can Do It By Joining In The Pure Salvage Living Renaissance.

Why do people want to know how to Salvage Houses?

Some would hope to see a list of all the reasons but I am only going to cover a few dozen as I go along, for you would not want to keep reading for as long as it takes to detail them all. If you could have nearly all the materials you might want, you could also build with all you could find, and you could build something that fit you and not the other 75% of the people on the planet. Custom to the point of ceiling heights, using loft spaces efficiently, sustainably built with wood, cut a century ago from the forests in America, and preserved so well it will last for centuries more.
Using the Links to videos and Music, to an interview on how to do it, and seeing pictures of the what I have already done to prime the pumps of imagination that others will take to the next level over the rest of this century.

For that reason I “Sing the Song of Salvage” to the public near and far. My favorite version of this poem I wrote years ago, is my son, Adam’s, of course.

Here are some of the pictures and things going on that will be my way of expressing this in a form that really makes more sense. It is the product of my art, the Tiny Texas Houses that have evolved into homes full of Space Magic and energy unlike any other homes built of any size today. Here are some of the key points that are important for me to consider and hope for in the future.

Here is an example of the size that creates a Space Magic that makes the place seem bigger when I am not in the loft.

Here is an example of the size that creates a Space Magic that makes the place seem bigger when I am not in the loft.

This is a trundle bed, that means the second twin bed puls out from underneath.  Closet on each side with a ladder going up one of the doors.

This is a trundle bed, that means the second twin bed puls out from underneath. Closet on each side with a ladder going up one of the doors.

The bottom of the stair has a doll house with a garage space too.  The end of the hall has a space for a washer dryer, a closet, and space to fold clothes too.

The bottom of the stair has a doll house with a garage space too. The end of the hall has a space for a washer dryer, a closet, and space to fold clothes too.

Here is a good view of the eating nook with the pediments from Idia in Teak that were hundreds of years old.  Again she brought them to me and simply asked If I could find a way to fit them into the house.

Here is a good view of the eating nook with the pediments from Idia in Teak that were hundreds of years old. Again she brought them to me and simply asked If I could find a way to fit them into the house.

All Mesquite live edge for the counter tops in the bath.

All Mesquite live edge for the counter tops in the bath.

This is another of the showers using the roofing tiles from the 1800's, and it even has a play seat in it.

This is another of the showers using the roofing tiles from the 1800’s, and it even has a play seat in it.

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.

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.

Yes, the adventure at this stage is to see the bigger picture and guide others to do the work needed to make it happen, not to do it yourself always, but to help it manifest using the talents you have learned through life. By leading you will have others who look for inspiration in hard times from those, who like them, are in it for the heart of the adventure and what it will leave behind more than for all the material things that lead to accumulation to the point of destruction. We live in a generation of having so much we could throw so much away and never think of running out.

Here is another simple Tiny Texas House known as Little sister that could be built from the materials in this house.

Here is another simple Tiny Texas House known as Little sister that could be built from the materials in this house.

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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I ask of the spirit that empowers us all to do what the politicians will never do, to give with our hearts and souls the energy and effort it will take to change the world we have now into a better place for all of those who will follow.

I ask of the spirit that empowers us all to do what the politicians will never do, to give with our hearts and souls the energy and effort it will take to change the world we have now into a better place for all of those who will follow.

Now we are running out of time to harvest the great materials of our era, build a new path to a future rather than look back one day and wonder what happened to the products our forefathers gave their lives to harvest and create with. Just because the outward appearance is rough and aged, that the incredible spirit of the wood within still lives on and can protect and love another few generations of humans before its life is gone.
Taking the houses with a past and turning their energies out to recombine with many other houses happy to reform, to shape themselves into a new entity, a virtual composition of cellular tissue nailed and screwed together to bind the RNA, the DNA, the brain of the cell known as the mitochondria still exist in a stasis. They wrap themselves around you with their beautiful lines of life and history to calm the mind and let you rest in peace. They hold the energy of those who live in them like memories imprinted on living paper as they oxidize over another century feeling and inscribing a record through the oxidation of their cellular tissue over a few hundred years after being cut down, and still another couple hundred of years left before their essence is gone.

Sheet rock, vinyl, plastics, carpet, plywood, particle board, formica, and fiberglass don’t feel or look the same when you mimic my house in those materials. Its like comparing junk food to healthy organic foods and has the same effect on your health. We can do better than any blindly to the building industries who make the unhealthy materials, then lobby to require use of unhealthy materials over sustainable alternatives that provide new industry in our country rather than importing new product made out of rapidly diminishing resources around the world. If enough people see this magic, they will find the spark and passion to help in the salvation of millions upon millions of board feet of lumber, but also hardware and windows with infinite amounts of energy already burned to create them.

Here is a great video on how to get some houses to salvage for free or even get paid to take the houses down, thus getting your house that you will built out of durable valuable materials you might not be able to afford to buy otherwise. Human energy transforms it into usable new forms of many sorts. Watch “Treasures out there for free through Salvage”.

The magic is in the human energy it took, from the kids who pulled the coal from the mines or sharped the giant saw blades that cut up the 500 year old trees. It is in the stories of men who worked for decades with two days off a year and families that built their homes from their boards in a day before electricity, cast iron square nails, without nail guns, but with smarts and ingenuity. A story carries on for as long as we can preserve the evidence of its existence so if we let this all go to the dump, then the world will no longer be able to prove we could build with trees so old, and have them last for centuries upon centuries, if we care for them as they care for us. Respect our gifts, our riches, and we shall want for little in a simpler life where who we are is greater than what we own. We can best show our love for the world that that way than based on who we donate money to or how many things we have that we owe money on. Many people can’t take time to further enjoy their lives and family due to paying for the past pleasure with interest, tax, and inflation penalties on their savings. Here a whole family can benefit from an industry friendly to family business operations.

corner cabinet.

corner cabinet.

Incredible doors that you just do not see in Home Depot or Lowes.

Incredible doors that you just do not see in Home Depot or Lowes.

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Casement windows, about 3 sets.

Casement windows, about 3 sets.

Many more single pane double hung windows under paint, $50-$150.

Many more single pane double hung windows under paint, $50-$150.

 4 and 5 panel doors for bath wall.

4 and 5 panel doors for bath wall.

a whole stack of Oak French doors... Great for separating spaces in restaurants and rooms.

a whole stack of Oak French doors… Great for separating spaces in restaurants and rooms.

Imagine the windows that go with this trim.  One of the many cool things that a house could be built around.  They windows stand over 6' tall.

Imagine the windows that go with this trim. One of the many cool things that a house could be built around. They windows stand over 6′ tall.

This is a path out of those issues associated with 72,000,000 Baby Boomers aging and retiring. It is a time in their lives right now when older than 52 makes one less employable for many seeking jobs to finally hope to accumulate a savings they had once thought would be enough. Now many are considering seriously downsizing when learning we will be whether they want to or not. It is the how that is critical at this point for it represents the chance to download what knowledge the elders have to share as they formulate a better plan based on being able to see the bigger picture and orchestrate the others toward a path and career they can join together to create instead of becoming employees for big corporations again. Small businesses doing this will open the door to families working together to create houses in a way that provides a job for all the people involved, young and old with incentives no big company would normally provide.
Thinking Tiny at a time like this is great because it frees us up to do all the things we wanted that are out of reach if we are anchored to our heart and passion instead of all the things we have collected.

How much space do you need in a house to be healthy?  Not much.  To be happy?  Not much.  So why do Americans think they need 700-1,000 sf per person?  Marketing my friends... no more because the rest of the world is happier as evidenced by not having 45% of their populations on anti-depressants like here in AMERICA.  Sad fact.

How much space do you need in a house to be healthy? Not much. To be happy? Not much. So why do Americans think they need 700-1,000 sf per person? Marketing my friends… no more because the rest of the world is happier as evidenced by not having 45% of their populations on anti-depressants like here in AMERICA. Sad fact.

Vicky One is the first Victorian I built and she is only 10' x 17'.  That would seem like a much bigger house now with the newer designs, but still it is a great house to stay in, as I did when I lived in it for a year.  Several others have lived there as well so we know it works good.  It has a toilet (regular 1/2 flush, will have a shower, a bath sink, kitchenette, and a great tiny loft besides the living area.

Vicky One is the first Victorian I built and she is only 10′ x 17′. That would seem like a much bigger house now with the newer designs, but still it is a great house to stay in, as I did when I lived in it for a year. Several others have lived there as well so we know it works good. It has a toilet (regular 1/2 flush, will have a shower, a bath sink, kitchenette, and a great tiny loft besides the living area.

The Gingered Swan sits across from the ponds and Miracle Mountain where the trail to the top is a Fibonacci Spiral walk.  Luckily there is nearly always a breeze at the top.

The Gingered Swan sits across from the ponds and Miracle Mountain where the trail to the top is a Fibonacci Spiral walk. Luckily there is nearly always a breeze at the top.

Here is a chicken exploring the front porch of Heaven.  Don't be too Chicken to be creative and build a unique house to live in for the rest of your life on this planet.

Here is a chicken exploring the front porch of Heaven. Don’t be too Chicken to be creative and build a unique house to live in for the rest of your life on this planet.

I live now in a tiny house, just 10' x 23' called Temple Tantra, without power, or running water, it is my master suite, and all else is there when I need it.  I am the healthiest I have been in my entire life at 60 yeas old, much better since moving into here to live full time.

I live now in a tiny house, just 10′ x 23′ called Temple Tantra, without power, or running water, it is my master suite, and all else is there when I need it. I am the healthiest I have been in my entire life at 60 yeas old, much better since moving into here to live full time.

A floating house that has yet to find its water, The Ark is still on site and can be seen too.

A floating house that has yet to find its water, The Ark is still on site and can be seen too.

Need more space, have more tiny houses and pay less tax than on big houses too.  So many solutions, so few takers.  Amazing without grace.

Need more space, have more tiny houses and pay less tax than on big houses too. So many solutions, so few takers. Amazing without grace.

Diamonds add so much to the windows.

Diamonds add so much to the windows.

So Carlos is putting up the ironwork for the supports on the roof of the White Swan.

So Carlos is putting up the ironwork for the supports on the roof of the White Swan.

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This goes up into the 30' class of Tiny Texas house that is big enough to live in full time.

This goes up into the 30′ class of Tiny Texas house that is big enough to live in full time.

I get carried away sometimes I suppose, for I foresee a day when so many will be using these treasures to build healthy organic houses with that most will look at those who don’t and have them feel as outside the societal norm as the Tiny Organic House ethos is in our country at present. This is an issue in much of the modern world through the urbanization of our cities, and our world, at this point in our societal evolution, but the effects of waste can be deflected for a couple centuries and by recovering so much of the past instead of taking so much more then we can add generations of life and preservation to what we already have at our fingers waiting to be salvaged and re-manifested into homes.

This experience where we took down an 1880’s two story house with older women and kids in 8 days. The story of this “El Campo Expedition Version of the Song of Salvage” with teh hammers and falling walls as the percussion on the first part of the music and through out the action into the night. This video is touching for me I often see what empowerment can do for people who can then be free to make a positive change in the world by what they do with their passion.

Thanks for following this path as an option that might appeal to your friends, but allow you to break away from a life of consumerism and focus on happiness and good health instead. I hope more will share this option with friends who are facing this transition with a desire to do something special with the rest of their lives.