I have not worn a watch in years, in part to phones having clocks if I want to know the time, but thank God I do not really need to know often, once or twice a day when it can not be found by looking into the sky. Most of my life I wore a watch and saw myself getting older.
Then I took it off and watched myself get younger when I forgot about time and focused on my passions, my desire to create things without time constraints, and lo and behold, I found happiness does not know a watch exists… or at least does not wish to be measured, limited, or rushed by the time on a mechanical handcuff.
Time becomes fluid if you disregard the effects of stress that comes from believing in it limiting what we can do in our life, and when throughout our life. They are cool looking though, and fun distractions until you decide to use your time instead of watch it drain away.
It is not a business that just anyone would want to do… creating housing out of the salvaged materials from past houses, barns, stores, and structures first assembled a century or more in the past. It takes a creative spirit that enjoys taking dissimilar objects from many houses to create one that will be unique, artistic, and last for a lifetime if one takes care of it. When you create a special Art House that is unlike any other, people will take better care of it, as if a giant jewelry box with the greatest of all treasures inside, Peace and Privacy, safety from the storms.
How would you get into the business of building tiny organic cottages if you are not able to go out and buy the doors, windows, flooring, siding, interior skins for the ceiling, walls, bathroom? If you were fortunate and have the cash to go and buy all the materials and then build a house in hopes of living in it or selling it, that will take a good chunk of cash out of your bank account or add a big chunk to your credit cards. There is another way to get started though, for some it could mean partnering up with someone who has a bit of carpentry knowledge, perhaps an old-time carpenter who is wise but arthritic and thus can share experience and advice, the two things most kids do not have to get started.
If you have a place, like a barn or building to create inside of, all the better so you can take a bit of time to build the outside framework and skins, install the windows, and roll it outside to finish while you start another inside. If done right, with helpers who might also then become homeowners when they get the hang of building, get the materials they will need through bartering their help working for windows, doors, and other parts they can not find or afford in the big box stores. Micro-financing the items would make it even easier as most are a bit tight on money in 2020.
Please visit the Youtube channels for Tiny Texas Houses, Pure Salvage Living, and Brad Kittel (artistic or crazy stuff) for more information and images of House Art created in Salvage, Tx. SalvageTx.com for reservations to our BnB. Come see, dream, savor in amazement and go back to change the world and Thrive. 830-875-2500 to leave a message.
To that end, an easy means to finance the bulk of the cost of materials for honest people to build a tiny organic cottage from vintage materials, toxin and import free, all American like me. I am offering up a package of materials and custom designs so that some of the possible Organic Cottage Builders of the future can get started today, learn the loopholes and methods, then soar in a career few are even aware is booming on the horizon as our society downsizes and becomes concerned about living a healthy life.
Gratitude for what you have, but if you can not see the opportunity at your fingertips and you miss it, the lack of perspicuity is your problem not the lack of opportunity if you could just see it, take action, and aim for the stars. Then, with passion ignited, nothing can stop you.
We now know the environment, diet, exercise, and attitude are what determine if life is Heaven or Hell for those who suffer from failing to properly care for their vessel, the body that houses their soul. We can make a big difference on our health by removing as much stress as possible, like big payments, utility bills, taxes, and other distractions from being happy. Why not simplify and thrive instead? Be healthy and get younger instead.
Some do not believe in such things but still need housing and an appreciation for the work done by our ancestors to create these treasured stockpiles of incredible resources disguised as derelict buildings, houses, and in need of dismantling so that the parts can be reused to create hOMes. Please consider helping get a young person impassioned with what they could to do to change the world, one house at a time for the millions who will need them as the society transitions from abundance to scarcity for many. More children now live with their parents after reaching adult age than in the Great Depression and it is not getting better soon. Please consider how we can grow this trend in a positive manner and allow for the re-consolidation of family and the creation of new tiny communities for those who have no family to fall back to for help, no support network left but able to help create one that all who participate can benefit from too.
Appraising the wood, the houses, the possible treasures can be done by house inspectors or old guys like me who can see it all on your cell phone from afar and consult without driving into that nasty cold weather you are having up north. Consultation building, designing, and moving can also all be done with the wonders of instant video and pictures in everyone’s smart phone these days so that you can find out if the termites, wood bores, toxic contamination from asbestos, chemicals, or pesticides should stop you from taking a place down.
This can now be done and the micro-financing to help you get started building where you are instead of here is now in place to pay for the most important materials. You would still need some skin in the game by purchasing you own screws, nails, wiring, insulation, house wrap, roof underlayment, but little else if you choose to join and be part of the Pure Salvage Outpost network that will ensure you have a mentor when it looks like you hit a stopping point, a frustration that makes you want to burn the project down, or the people that may cause the same reaction. Don’t freak out, call your Salvage Shaman.
That is enough for this write as it is hard to hold attention for too long these days. If you have more questions and want to get into the Salvage Industry… contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Please visit the Youtube channels for Tiny Texas Houses, Pure Salvage Living, and Brad Kittel (artistic or crazy stuff) for more information and images of House Art created in Salvage, Tx. SalvageTx.com for reservations to our BnB. Come see, dream, savor in amazement and go back to change the world and Thrive.
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