This week, I began manicuring one of our wooded bluff lots in Granbury that not only have an amazing view at the rear of the lot, it also backs up to the same active creek that flows at the rear of 7 of our lots. I had no real idea what I would discover as I began cutting underbrush and low lying limbs and burning them in the process. The underbrush was so thick, I had not been able to see much of this lot.
The first 65′ feet in length of this lot is pretty flat, which is where the house will be built, but at that point the lot begins terracing downward with large rock formation that creates some pretty great mother nature scenic views and atmosphere. Today, I realized that just beyond where the home and its large rear patio will sit there is a section of land that has two rows of flat rock formation that run the width of the lot and there’s about 3′ to 5′ feet of space between those rows of stone, and in that space the land drops down about 2′ to 3′ feet providing a perfect opportunity for a earth made, stone lined Koi pond, if I build stone dams at each end of the formation. Once the little damns are built I can then install a pond liner and water proof the stone sides of the pond with black water proofing material that is troweled on. The Koi pond will be used as part of the grey water and kitchen sink water filtering system I designed last year and been planning to use with some or all of the homes we will be building on these Granbury lots in-conjunction with composting toilets or some of the other toilet waste management options we will offer customers who not wanting composting toilets.
The rock formation continues terracing downward, but due to the land being fairly flat in between the terracing sections of the lot, I envisioned some steps and possibly some mini bridges being built so our customers could have some featured areas of interest on different levels of the rear portion of the lot; including a fire pit with a built-in stone bench surrounding the fire that would great setting for fall, winter and spring parties at the home. The above image is an edit of a picture I took today from the higher elevation where the home will sit. I added the coy pond to help visualize it, as well outlined the flat portion between terracing where a fire pit with a stone decking could be built.
This authentic log cabin sits on 19+ private acres in the Arkansas Ozarks and is currently for sale (NOW SOLD) and offers a unique opportunity. Newly reconstructed from antique hand-hewn oak logs, this cozy, rustic retreat has many period and modern features. Close to the Buffalo National River and Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area, with close hiking trails, scenic areas and excellent hunting and fishing, the hilltop property has underground utilities (rural water, electric, telephone, internet ready).
Carefully crafted with exposed logs walls, antique wide-plank flooring and barn-wood siding and trim by Antique Logs Unlimited and local builders, the 800 square foot cabin’s centerpiece is an antique brick Rumford fireplace and fully-restored Glenwood wood cook-stove and oven. A cedar outdoor shower and washroom are connected by a rear porch that can be closed in. The front porch overlooks a clearing with plenty of room for a large garden and the potential for panoramic and mountain views. Energy efficient, the cabin features premium Marvin windows, solid wood doors, closed-cell spray foam insulation, top-of-line ceiling fans and a Galvalume roof.
The cabin is complimented throughout with high-quality handmade and antique furniture and accessories and the sellers are willing to negotiate the sale of contents.
The price of this property is $150,000.00. The seller is willing to owner finance with half down. The private property is located in rural Arkansas Ozarks and could easily be turned into a bed and breakfast village by adding additional tiny or small homes on the property. Texas Tiny Homes is available to help facilitate that scenario by designing a site plan for the property, and providing the construction plans for any excavation of new roads or other improvements, and possibly building some additional rustic cabins that could be either built on site, or built in Texas and shipped up to the property. Lots of possible options with this property for those looking for a great place to live and earn retirement rental income. If this property would be of interest to you and you have the necessary funds in place, please click on the “contact” tab in the menu bar and send us an email stating your interest. Serious inquiries only!!
These are 3 different exterior wall stud options that will soon be available for Plan 630. The current version of the plan in our online store features 2″ X 4″ exterior wall studs, but we’ll also offer a 2″ X 6″ exterior wall studs version, and a double 2″ X 4″ exterior wall studs version. The two new version will have a higher cost to construct than the current version because of the larger footprint, and additional material cost, but your savings on your utility bills or off grid batteries will be significant. With the double wall version below, which will have insulation in each wall section, and drywall in between the two walls, will make it so much easier to heat and cool the home, which can be a real challenge with off grid living.
We can do wider wall versions for any of our plans, just send us an email from the contact tab and let us know what you have in mind.
This Texas Tiny Homes video features three of the wooded lots we have recently purchased in Granbury, Texas. We have a total of 4 so far, but are hoping to purchase another 10 to 15 for build-to-suit, contract jobs. One of these three lots may be used to build our very first model home on.
Send us an email if you would be interested in having us design and build you a home on one of our lots in Granbury. The projected starting price for these lots will be around $85,000.00; including the lot. This link provides some of the options necessary to meet that starting price. Thank-you for watching!