Imagine Shifting a million bd ft of wood, 1,000s of doors, miles of hand-blown glass & miles of trim, going to where?
"Ideally this proved potential for hundreds of tiny cottages, handmade originals that last for a lifetime, can be portable to move with a trailer when needed then take the trailer away!"
All things must end, though their time may vary, memory creates the story that will inevitably come to its natural end. Tiny Texas WareHouses amputated next as Brad is back and the business will be dismantled before he gets to leave again. Darby has Salvage, Texas going great with Trinity hosting the Fantasy adventures of our guests from around the world. More tiny organic cottages will be added to Salvage, Texas... Dragon's Lair Canyon and the food jungle surrounding Miracle Mountain and Waldon Pond will take most of their time and many ponds, critters, and nurturing so other dreams must be put to rest
Hopefully a major vintage lumber player and architectural dealers will be able to parse out the millions in lumber, doors, windows, and hardware unlike any other collection in America. The locations in Gonzales and Luling may well be emptied in that case rather than seeing another entity merge with Tiny Texas Houses and the massive warehouses, but regardless, the chance to get any smaller packages of materials, a semi load or ten, for if it is up to me, most of it will not be run by Brad in 2023. Do tell your family and friends if you are serious about getting real wood, not the big box of white speed grown woods to create beautiful quality sized healthy sustainable houses instead of toxic box to call home, village, or community one day.
I began Tiny Texas Houses to prove what is possible using 95% salvaged materials to build sustainable energy-efficient houses that could be ported to the paradise that others might be making in the world. Some went as far away as the Badlands in the north of the USA, others to Oklahoma, Ohio, and all over Texas. After more than 75 different designs, from as small as 10’x10’ to as large as 12x30 with a giant loft, they form a collection of examples of what is possible, can be beautiful, and profitable to create. The goal was to inspire millions of others to consider this alternative to the big sheetrock boxes that have become the homes of today, many with nothing more than laminated paper-thin layers of wood over particle board with glues that outgas chemicals in the house. Real wood with character or color naturally is becoming hard to find in new houses, let alone wood floors and cabinets that are not created using chemicals and processes that will take years to outgas and finally make for safe habitat.
Now, as I set about dismantling the business entity and rare assets, it is good to review the purpose and motivation behind concepts and ideas that people create, nurture, and then watch die… if they live that long.
Many people do not consider how many life hours are invested into every incredible dream that is realized through hard work and a life of dedication. What drives people to do the work, to create the solutions to problems is often the money to be made from such business endeavors but some of us do it because it needs to be done, to be demonstrated by example as possible, not just to talk about how it could be done.
The people who prove it can be done are not necessarily the ones who will determine through building codes and other means, forcing the people to use the global corporation designated methods of building that force people to use their products rather than such alternatives as I have proven is possible, saving the materials of the past to create the future instead of destroying the last of the virgin forests in the world to ship to America and other richer nations for their construction projects.
Please consider the salvage mining and salvage building models I have written on, created tutorials, and videos, and hopefully gave others what they need to be inspired to save more.