Salvage Mining Tutorials Chapter 1 – “Why We Salvage” Video

The El Campo Salvage Mining Expedition held in February, 2012, was a great success.  Check out the first video in our Salvage Mining series, that we filmed at the Expedition.

2 Responses to Salvage Mining Tutorials Chapter 1 – “Why We Salvage” Video

  1. Kim

    LOVE, love, love this.

    Saving old buildings (or parts of old buildings) is a passion of my as well. I cannot drive by an abandoned building without seeing the potential. I have partially demo’d houses in the past and am always in the lookout for new houses. It breaks my heart that people tear down the houses and burn or bury them without first attempting to reclaim some of the history and building materials. The materials we have salvaged from old homes (beadboard, tongue-in-groove boards, massive beams, etc) has been put to great use in our mid-1800’s dog trot in East Texas. For example, we used the old beadboard as a backsplash in our remodeled kitchen, and we built on a small 8′ x 8′ mudroom almost exclusively using old reclaimed materials. (I can share photos.)

    I would love to know about your future workshops and videos to learn more about salvaging and rebuilding, both from a personal and business perspectives.

    June 16, 2012
  2. Tiny Texas Houses

    My goal is to use this vast treasureload of natural resources that built this great country to fuel a Pure Salvage Living Renaissance that will transform us from an import dependent country back into a sulf sufficient one. Our children need these resources, especially given that 51% of our landfills are building materials. Our society needs the resources and the work that capturing them and warehousing them, building with them, and what it means to build with quality in mind again, are parts of the bigger solution. I hope you will follow up with all of the videos, pictures, and info already posted and if interested in starting a Pure Salvage Outpost or Chapter in your area.

    This is the future I envision, if we have the time to implement it before things change beyond our control.

    Thank you for being a natural born Salvage Hunter and Builder. I hope to teach the methods of building that will last for centuries and be portable so that what you one day create will live on long after your grandchildren are through with it.

    Please let me know if you get a chance to come out for a visit.


    June 25, 2012