That is simply not knowing there are ways to get all the materials nearly for free to build tiny organic villages from the remains of old neighborhoods that crashed.
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Given the tools, skills accumulated in the elders who were carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and other such life skilled workers that are now becoming scarce… why not transfer this skillset and teach the kids that do want to learn, though few in comparison to the TV/cellphone addicted masses. Some people want to learn more, to build a tiny house, even create a career out of creating healthy organic houses for others without consuming trees, burning carbon fuels to transport, cutting down trees in forests, forming glass from sand, hardware which comes from China.
Why not help create the next generation of housing for as much of America as possible from the massive stores of inventory that are hidden in houses, barns, and buildings that look like they need to be torn down. If through no other means than to advocate for salvage mining and building, giving guidance to others who want to but do not know how, or to build with real wood, the old way instead of new. Wood on the walls instead of sheetrock which has no structural value has black mold spores dormant and waiting for water to flourish again. Latex paints give off acrylic gas as they cure and smell so fresh, yet are unhealthy for respiratory issues like COPD. Why add that to your house which is closed up most of the time?
If you would like to learn how to create such things as Art Houses from the best of our ancestors centuries past, would you? Doors for walls instead of sheetrock, trim, doors, and so much more, saving energy by not mining iron ore then casting a tub, adding porcelain, and shipping it from the Northeastern US to Texas long ago by train. Such energy saved by not forming glass, by not making hardware, that is truly the sustainable way to build without burning fossil fuels… yet few copied what I demonstrated and proved possible: 95% Pure Salvage Building should be coming into vogue finally and my prophecy is that it will become a Renaissance in thinking of sources for materials and becoming inspired to develop skills so that people who build can also have fun, be artists, and have the greatest of patrons living in your creations.
So let us salvage the treasures of wood, brick, glass, doors, windows, and more to build a new generation of housing designed for more expensive fuel to heat with, or more expensive food. Let us take the old structures down to the ground and use the parts to create the most incredible generation of rightly sized energy-efficient sustainable housing in history. Instead of everyone seeing who can build the biggest house out of trashy sheetrock and concrete, disposable homes at a half-million dollars with hollow core doors. Want to learn how to do this too?
Expensive houses that are basically created from the cheapest of woods or even glued together pieces of wood, veneers over particle board glued together and nearly all of it outgassing chemicals that are not healthy. How fast can you build? That is the question… not how well can you create a house that will be alive for a century, not dead on arrival from a carbon footprint perspective.
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I use a view of the grave to birth a salvage cycle that can create houses that are better than any most other sustainable alternatives in the world. This is not just due to the climate change based on carbon consumption which I do not support as much as giving credit to the sun. It is for health reasons, more important is the toxic vapors outgassing for 3-5 years from vinyl, plastics, paints, rugs, and other fabricated things forced upon the public, like Electric Magnetic Frequencies that damage the body. I want to do this for all the materials that will last another century when used to create more housing for the future that allows us to change from AC electric to Off-Grid living with solar, wind, and water power.
Creating all the luxury, the lighting, and the things builders use can actually be harmful to your health in many ways. Not just the gross consumption factor, the waste of space and fuel to heat and cool it all, not to mention making glass, concrete, transporting the materials from around the world instead of staying relatively local, and by cutting new trees down, or using carpets, particleboard cabinets and other limited life parts. These things are all trash with heavy maintenance in 15 years, often greater in cost than the payments on the house. Tragically, the 25-year mark on a modern home is old age with rare neighborhoods surviving their demise due to poor maintenance by renters.
As people abandon apartments, condos, and giant subdivisions they will have to go somewhere to escape renting for life. I suggest more subdivisions catering to tinier cottages and houses will evolve at what seems like flash speed but they have been in the process of watching for a few years, getting through the code limits demanding more than 750 square feet to build in the cities or towns for example. Space-age (Icynene) insulation lets 2 inches plug the gap ( stops 94% of heat/cold) and allows window-weighted mechanisms to have their hidden cast iron accomplices in the wall behind the trim shown below.
Many of the codes are designed to force corporate profits by making the public use things instead of salvaged woods, glass, electrical wiring, and lighting. We can change the rules to fit the needs when the only loss is to the global corporations, not to the locals who need the benefit of flexible building codes that allow for tiny houses built from salvage locally or in America.
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Imagine a series of houses together that help form a family gathering of master suites, a study room, kitchen, and eating house to gather and share cooking or games, an office for working with the internet, or a chapel perhaps. These are the tiny parts of an intentional community or village, a compound, or a family farm. Why not consider creating them from salvaging the best of what was used to do the same the last time people decided to live a simpler life in the country rather than in the hustle, bustle, and crime of the city?
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