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Write and win a tiny house package

Write and win a tiny house package

“How you are forming your dream to build an Organic Cottage of any size with the parts that you win from your words.

Imagine only 300-500 words could get you all the windows, doors, siding, sinks, flooring, roofing, and more if you could string them together into the winning essay. That means that once you are a member you would have 12 months in a row that you could win a package of house parts like few will ever get the chance to assemble. Truly the game will get harder as more find out, join, and enter each month, but for the first few months, your odds should be incredible. Hope you join us and share your dreams for an Organic Sustainable Cottage.

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Friday, September 9th – Sunday, September 11th Tiny Texas Houses will be hosting a hands on workshop teaching attendees how we design and build our custom stand up showers! SIGN UP FAST!!! HERE

Our showers are a fan favorite design. We build them with antique salvaged roofing tin and bedrock. If you haven’t seen our showers check out the pictures below.



During this workshop attendees will learn how to restore salvaged materials, design, and construct our showers pans and stalls

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Lay shower pan bases the “tiny texas way”
  • Cut and install shower underlayment
  • Design and install marble and bed rock bases
  • Plumb and install a drainage system
  • Restore and install antique tin
  • Crimp and install piping
  • And much much more!

This is a great opportunity to learn how you can create your own stand up shower for your home or house. By the time you leave this seminar you will have the knowledge to design and build a stand up shower “the tiny texas way”

We will be designing and building up to 4 shower stalls for our Tiny Texas Village Bathhouse and additional stalls in some of our Tiny Texas Houses. Attendees will be building shower stalls inside the buildings pictured below which are located in our Tiny Texas Village on the property of our facility.





And as an added bonus…

Each attendee will have the opportunity to purchase our salvaged shower material kits at a discounted rate so you will have all the materials you need to design and build one yourself!

Our salvaged shower kits include:

  • Antique tin for a single stand up shower
  • Underlayment
  • And marble or bedrock for your shower base!

Price for these kits will be determined on a case-to-case basis depending upon your project size and needs.


Only One Tour Day at Tiny Texas Houses on August 20th, for the whole month.

Yes it is true, I get to take a rest from listening to myself give the lecture and tour twice a week. I get to not clean my house for each tour day. I get to relax and enjoy our best summer month playing in my oasis.
So if you do decide you want to see and stay in a Tiny Texas House at Salvage, Texas you might consider staying at the bed and breakfast for a get away. You might also pay for a private tour for two at a $100 but you will still need to make an appointment and schedule, especially if it is to be with Darby or Brad. SEE MORE ….

and check our schedule here:

Download this handy map of the tiny Texas house layout for helpful map while your staying here!

Download this handy map of the tiny house layout for helpful map while your staying here!

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Miss Lilly comes to life inside with Walnut Oil and Love

You can see the difference easily and could not do without, for the Walnut oil brings to life the grain you can not see.

Holy Miss Lilly,
what a difference Walnut oil makes.
Its like she came alive today,
at least that is half way,
for you see the difference oil can make
in just a single day.

It lets the light
pass deep within
the pores and cells God grew.
Then with that bit of helping hand
the beauty does shine through.

In fact I dare say none can beat
the grains Sweet God did grow,
when he brought that tree to life
that lived for centuries you know.

The lines of growth that give it strength
are dark and tightly spaced.
The give it more than modern wood
Could muster any day.

In fact there’s no comparison
for strength, for looks, for life,
than Long Leaf Pine from Virgin woods
that give us this delight.

So please remember when you build
that salvage wood is best.
Please help to save the planet
with the wood that’s passed the test.

It has survived for centuries,
not simply 30 years
that it takes to grow a new tree
after older growth was cleared.

Preserve, protect, and pass along,
a world made for kids
to inherit with enough still left,
to have a home like this.


The cabinets came to life today as oil soaked right in and let the light and life show through where it can now be seen.
The bedroom wall is sumptuous to look as as you slip into dreams of what the world could be if we don’t waste these things.
The kitchen and the bathroom with the peephole to the light that comes through stained glass in the shower and the other side.
Looking to the bedroom wall you also see the Oil as we close in on the center and bring life to all inside.
The inside of the master bedroom is relatively plain, just the wood and windows to enjoy before you sleep the night away.

Temple Tantras Cabinets and a host of inside pics

From the trash and Treasures comes this Tiny Middle Path to the Blessings I am thankful for in the tiniest of space.
The steps lead up to heaven, or at least the best I know that I think I can find on this world that I have found and grown.
Here is the kitchen from one view, the cabinets and the desk. The cabinet is of Rosewood and the desk is made of Pine.

A Temple Tantra Cabinet shot

The Temple Tantra kitchen
with the cabinets closed for view, 
This is just a tiny kitchen
but it has a lot to do.

It has a space to write to friend, 
to eat, to cook to live.
It has a bed and bathroom,
and an office with a desk.

It has a porch like few you’ll see,
with a shower and much more, 
just like the upstairs bedroom
with bed floating off the floor.

It’s full of lovely pieces 
I collected for so long,
and put together just for me
to live my whole life long.

It’s just a tiny space I know, 
but little more I need, 
than to visit with the others
at the big house where we eat.

So if you look and wonder
How i can be satisfied
with the space the size of closets
in McMansions I have spied.

Please understand I don’t need much
for happiness within.
I do not need a big house
or the trappings to pretend. 

I am just me
and simply said,
creative I must be
and thus I have created
this sweet home I let you see.


Here you see the desk to sit at while you think away, but if theres more than this will do, the bid desk is upstairs.
Lots of storage for a single guy to get along. It could contain enough to have a slim girl live here too. But this is not a kitchen for the gourmet who loves food, they’ll have to use the big one in the main house by the pool.
Here is the other side but not completed yet you see, the farm sink is still waiting and the backsplash, shelves, and me.
The path to the kitchen is a short one yes indeed for the downstairs is but 10’x 12′ but with porches don’t you see, thus with the upstairs bedroom and the office you should know, it has a 230 square foot footprint and thats all I need to grow.

Miss Lilly is aglow with life and Tung Oil

Miss Lilly has a Glow a going now that she’s fully oiled.

There Miss Lilly sits now fully oiled. She is looking great and feeling like she is nearly a full house. Soon my dear, soon.

Miss Lilly has a glow about her
with her Oil on.
She has the wood and features
that will call to you at night.

She’ll haunt your dreams
with images of peaceful life there in,
and give you inspiration to
downsize and let things thin.

She’ll call to you to simplify
and join her in the woods.
She’ll whisper out your path to you
and lead you if she could.

For she is but a vision,
made up of Love and Trash,
to guide you to a thinking
of a home instead of cash.

A future where you can relax,
a place to settle down,
and live in for the rest of time
that you will be around.


With 3 drawers, a few doors, and some shelves, we have a kitchen, but not just any kitchen. This one is solid Long Leaf Pine with a countertop made from a single piece of wood that was 24 inches wide.
The big view of the living, kitchen, dining, and bath areas. All natural, toxin free, and waiting for the big move to begin being a special place for everyone who comes to visit.
From the kitchen looking back to the bedroom and door to the back porch.
This is a big house by our standards.
This will be the front side when were finished with her porches. Full width open on the front and 3/4 closed in and insulated on the back porch.