With the cold coming on, the schedule will be a bit sketchier as the thirties with wind and blowing rain are not acceptable for tours. Thus I am changing the hours a bit to give more time in the morning to get here, thus to be able to cancel without people being on the road early to get here before we can cancel if it is a bad day. We will be having Saturday tours every week but Wednesday tours on the first and last weeks of the months, but not every week as we are planning to have more seminars, if people sign up, to teach how to salvage and build the Tiny Texas Houses way which is much different than any other builders big or tiny. Our 95% Pure Salvage Building Ethos which does not include toxic outgassing materials like plywood, particle board, vinyl windows, plastic trim and formaldehyde emitting cabinets. We usually avoid using imported products and stick with as few new building materials as possible with the exceptions being the nails, screws, electrical parts, plumbing lines, radiant house wrap, and self sealing under layments that seal the screws used on the roof. The tour talks about these things and why we feel an organic house designed to last for many decades is preferable to a house full of built in obsolesence materials that create a toxic environment that few builders will address, even when asked point blank as they refuse to do the due dilligence that would prove to them what few want to know.
Tours are priced at $20 per adult and kids under 12 are free, 12-17 $10 each.
So here it is for the next three months:
December Now has “The Next Salvage Bootcamp” that will take up the December 26th tour day so there will not be a tour on that Saturday and possibly the next which is January 2nd as we may be creating the new house from the one we took down by then. This is hopefully going to have enough people, as it seems to be looking like it will, such that we can take one down and show how to plan, and begin the build on the tiny house that can be made from the salvage booty. It will be great adventure, especially given the week is free, a gift to the people who have the passion for saving the past and have followed us in hopes of coming the “Next One”for many years.
So, for this coming December
Saturdays the 12th and the 19th will be the only dates for tours.
For January 6th, and 27th will all be open if the weather co-operates. No tours below 32 degrees F. Heavy rains may prevent tours too.
Call or email and leave your phone number to confirm so as to get hold of you if we have to cancel.
They start about 11:00 AM and generally last for 2 to 2 1/2 hrs as we go through 9-10 houses and spend 30 minutes in the Forget Me Not Chapel discussing all of the issues for building Tiny Houses in a healthy way, toxin free. The tour is open for questions as we go, and we can cover everything from getting materials through salvaging, how to build, recommendations for construction insulation, and much more, including Space Magic design techniques that I have developed over the years to reduce the wasted space and make tiny houses feel much bigger than they are.
Wednesdays 6th and ,27th on the first week and last of each month only, again starting at 11:00 AM, lasting and covering the same as the Saturday tours.
Wednesdays will have a tour in January until further notice of events, if any for January.
We also offer private tours that will be a bit shorter as there are less people to parade around, less questions, and thus it moves faster. It is by appointment only and will be $75 per couple or threesome. This can be scheduled later in the day but since it will still take 1 1/2 hr, starting before 3 is recommended for daylight and just in case it runs longer as it gets dark early mid-winter.
Also availabe at the tours are discounts on T-shirts, the How to become a Salvage Miner DVD set, and the new https://puresalvageliving.com/2016-tiny-texas-houses-favorites-calendar-is-ready-to-go/”>2016 Tiny Texas Houses Calendars showing 14 of the best with over 90 pictures of them, inside and out.
For more questions please contact Brad@tinytexashouses.com