Lately I have been thinking about downsizing. I feel like my life is cluttered with a lot of unnecessary junk and my family could benefit from a simpler lifestyle. While contemplating this, I ran across an article on tiny homes. These homes are only a few hundred feet of usable space but they are very energy efficient and provide everything you really need. While it is not doable for me at the moment, I could easily see retiring in a small home like this.
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In my research on these tiny homes I ran across a few companies in my state, Texas, which are building tiny homes using salvaged materials. Not only are the materials eco-friendly but the building process and completed home is as well.
One of the builders are called Texas Tiny Houses. They believe in using salvaged material to make the best and greenest homes for any project. Salvaged materials can be found in barns and old homes and the site even offers classes and seminars on how to salvage your own materials for building projects. After all, the greenest products are the ones that have already been created.
Would you build your home from salvage? I would! The benefits for the environment and for your wallet are innumerable. If tiny living is in your future, or even if you are thinking about remodeling in an eco-friendly way, you should look into salvage.
As Brad Kittle, owner of Texas Tiny Houses says:
“Tons of vintage materials are at our fingertips waiting to be re-harvested — awaiting our awakening to the responsibilities we have to live with, not destroy the planet that we share. With some imagination, these salvaged quality materials and simple Human energy, anyone can have energy efficient tiny houses to live in for the rest of their lives. Sub-Zero carbon footprint houses are not only possible they are here – our tiny houses are proof that this concept works.”
This article is contributed by Madoline Hatter. Madoline is a freelance writer and blog junkie from ChangeOfAddressForm.com. You can reach her at: m.hatter12 @ gmail. com.