Photo courtesy of Brad Kittel
Tiny Texas House
One of the Tiny Texas Houses built and sold by Brad Kittel.
Tiny Texas Houses, the brainchild of architectural salvager Brad Kittel that received widespread national media coverage for their custom-built houses made exclusively from architectural antiques, has transitioned to a new business model.
Kittel, who previously owned Discovery Architectural Antiques in Gonzales, Texas, announced in 2013 that he would focus his efforts instead on the new venture and was accepting only 10 final orders to build custom Tiny Texas Houses. Discovery is still in business and owned today by Suzanne Kittel.
Brad Kittel’s new initiative – Pure Salvage Living – includes an online architectural artifacts store, “salvage mining” seminars and other learning materials, building plans using salvaged materials, and the development of a planned community featuring structures built with architectural artifacts.
On his company’s website, Kittel describes his mission as, “promoting the merits of Pure Salvage Building techniques by creating livable, sustainable, healthy and beautiful tiny houses. I want to share what I have learned and show that our 99% Pure Salvage designs, construction techniques, and principals can be applied throughout the country. Once you experience a Pure Salvage Tiny House, you'll know why it makes perfect sense to Build the Future from the Past.”