Tiny Texas Houses: Public Tours Now Open – [Video]

New Video showcasing our public tours! Check it out and join us if you haven’t already every Saturday and Sunday for guided tours through the Tiny Texas Houses business!

Early Sign Up for SalvageFaire Charter Vendors!

Are you an artisan, craftsman or craftswoman, antiques dealer, architectural salvage dealer, fleamarket picker, food truck owner, purveyor of farm-raised or homemade foodstuffs, musician, performance artist, or maker and seller of handmade goods of any kind (MADE IN AMERICA)? We’re also seeking companies providing eco-green buillding materials — woodstoves, solar heating/cooling, windmills, composting toilets, reclaimed building materials, garden tractors & tools, pond supplies, etc.

SalvageFaire may be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

SalvageFaire is our upcoming Pure Salvage Living Renaissance Year-Round Market, opening in 2013. Read more about it here.

On our 42 acres in Luling, Texas, at the junction of I-80 and Interstate 10, we’re building the ultimate Vintage & Antiques Market, Farmer’s Market, Community Retreat and Eco-Building Learning Center all in one! Everything Recycled, Upcycled, Re-used, Re-Imagined, Handmade, Handcrafted, and Made in America! It will be a place to see, learn how, and become a part of a renaissance in Self Sufficiency, Life Skills, and a simpler, more fulfilling lifestyle.

We are planning to be selective about our Vendors – this isn’t going to be a cheap mercado of toxic, plastic junk and imported goods, we’re crafting a market for top quality, handmade or vintage Made in USA items – crafts, antiques, handmade furniture, vintage architectural materials, artisanal & organic foods, heirloom seeds and farm animals, eco-green living products, and more.

Please add your company name to our list now so we can contact you when Vendor space availablity begins!

And also,

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About Our SalvageFaire Market

It’s a Pure Salvage Living Renaissance Year-Round Market for Members Only!

On our 42 acres in Luling, Texas, at the junction of I-80 and Interstate 10, we’re building the ultimate Vintage & Antiques Market, Farmer’s Market, Community Retreat and Eco-Building Learning Center all in one! Everything Recycled, Upcycled, Re-used, Re-Imagined, Handmade, Handcrafted, and Made in America! It will be a place to see, learn how, and become a part of a renaissance in Self Sufficiency, Life Skills, and a simpler, more fulfilling lifestyle.

The SalvageFaire market will be nestled amongst our Tiny Texas Territories – acreage where folks will have the opportunity to rent, lease or own one of our Tiny Texas Houses in a true community setting. As in the markets of yore,SalvageFaire plays a crucial role in our community – offering folks a place to sell, barter or trade all manner of homemade, handcrafted and vintage goods, heirloom produce and animals, and organic foodstuffs – selected by us to be of good quality and not imported plastic junk or GMO laden franken-foods.

Think of it as the Renaissance Faire for today’s eco-friendly Artisans, holistic care givers for massage, acupuncture, and herbal oriented lifestyles, Craftspersons and Vintage Antique & Salvage Vendors. This space will allow us to create a central Entertainment area, plenty of parking, full bathhouse facilities, overnight and short-term RV rental & Overnight Camping spaces and more will be available. It’s a grand vision, and with your help, we’ll make it a reality in 2013!

We are opening the door for charter members of this first SalvageFaire to get long term lease options and cut their costs by participating in building their own creative and unique booths that will catch the eye of millions going down Interstate 10. The first vendors will have the choice spots along the parking lots and with the best frontage, traffic, and visibility. This is a rare opportunity with 18,000,000 people living within a two hour drive in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. It is facing Interstate highway 10 and should generate many followers for decades to come.

Now is the chance to buy into a space, invest your energy to build with the biggest selection of cool salvaged materials anywhere, supplied by me for each site, plans must meet approval of course, and Eclectic is King. I have all the parts and pieces, thousands of square feet of tin for roofs over vending areas, lumber, ceramic tile, windows, and resources to supply those who want to be part of this with the means to make it happen. Let’s make the most incredible market in the USA, for the USA, so that we can prove it works and that it can be done over and again across this vast and incredible country.

This drawing shows SalvageFaire in the middle, Tiny Texas Houses at the top left which also houses the Pure Salvage Outpost, our giant retail outlet for all the things we use to build Tiny Texas Houses and much more that is too big to use on Tiny Houses.

We will be having a Grand Opening of that building as a retail store in October of 2012.

SIGN UP TO GET INFO ON THE SALVAGEFAIRE MARKET
For updates, please sign up for the SalvageFaire Market newsletter, here.

Call for SalvageFaire Charter Vendors!
If you are interested in being a Vendor at SalvageFaire, check out this post for more info.

Be sur to add your company name to our list now so we can contact you when Vendor space availablity begins!

Help Us Choose What Merch to Offer!

UPDATE: Friday, September 14

All of us at the TTH offices couldn’t decide between all these different shirts and colors, so we did a little survey this week of choices! Thanks so much to the hundreds of TTH faithful fans who gave their feedback…

It went so well, we decided to do one more Survery of the final winners based on merch ideas you suggested! So, one more time, please help us choose what kind of TTH merchandise we should stock for you by filling out another quick survey #2 on our website!

Thanks so much for taking a minute out of your day to give us your feedback!

Tell us your merch choices here – Survey #2 is below!

Tiny Texas Houses Monthly House Spotlight for August 2012 [Video]

Here’s our newest video with TTH owner, Brad Kittel, reviewing our last month’s projects and houses that have been built. Check it out!

For Sale: Essay Contest House – SOLD

SOLD! March 31, 2013.

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“Tiny Texas Worker House” is a 10’ x 12’ house with sleeping loft, shower, bath, kitchenette, and front porch. This house was built by Tiny Texas Houses from 99% Pure Salvage materials and well insulated to create a cozy hideaway or home for the winner.

This contemporary design plays with some new angles and space to create a cozy tiny guesthouse or get away space in a 10’ x 12’ footprint and a 6’ x 11’ front porch. It has all the elements needed for living in if one wanted to make a home out of our Tiny Texas House as well. The front porch supports are 125 year old Cedar posts that were once used for a pole barn on a 100 years old cotton gin in Shiner, Texas. They have some great hieroglyphic bug runs on the surface but the core is solid and bug free. The exterior siding is made from 2×8 slices of Long Leaf Pine that are nearly knot free and dating back to the 1800’s when the 200-year-old trees were cut down. It was cut from 2”x8” boards that were split with the thicker half used to make flooring and the thinner half to make the siding that is on this house. It has a mini corrugated metal on he lower half that dates to the early 1900’s and weighted sash windows from the same period.

The entire house is built with antique Pines. The tightly grained Long Leaf Pine 4×4 beams came from a Texas 1880’s farmhouse in Yorktown to carry the loft. The house has a full shower, toilet and sink in the bath. The small kitchenette has a sink, under counter fridge, and space for a cook top. It is great for short visits but could be lived in full-time as well. The interior walls are milled from 2’8’s and then the back was exposed to show off the grooves as a decorative element.

The ceilings in the loft are also made from a tongue and groove antique Pine that was milled from 2×6’s that dated back to the early 1900’s too. The corrugated roofing comes from a warehouse in Hallettesville, Texas. It is the heavy 1 ½” corrugation in a very thick metal that has plenty of protective rust and strength to last for many more years. The downstairs area will be suited to having a sectional that could be used to sleep on along with the upstairs that will hold two twin beds or up to a queen. It has room for a small desk and closet area as well. The house is designed to ventilate the heat out the top in the summer and provide the warmest place in bed during the winters. It has a nice big window for a great view and breeze upstairs as well as a wall a/c unit to help take out the humidity.

The windows have all been weatherized with silicone tubing and glazed with an age-old formula for Organic Linseed Oil glazing compound that is superior to what is normally used today. The shower is full-sized and has a river rock floor. The shower walls in the bath will be covered with 100-year-old antique galvanized interlocking roof shingles that should last for another century or two and take any scrubbing you want to put it through. This batch came from a house in Eagle Pass, Texas that dated from the 1890’s. There is a wall air conditioner hole in the loft wall if one should want it and the heater would only need to be a simple 110 volt portable unit. This is intended to keep the repair and replacement costs to a minimum.

The entire house is insulated with Icynene on all sides, top, and bottom so that there is very little heat gain or loss, nor bugs, rodents, or a danger of mold developing from moisture in the walls. With screens, it will be possible to get by much of the year without AC or heat. If living up north, it might be good to have a set of storm windows for the winter too, as we do not approve of insulated glass due to its limited longevity.

Congratulations to our Texas Tiny Houses Essay Contest winner, Amelia Lankford. Read her winning entry, and find out more about Tiny Texas houses.

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