Tiny Houses by Derek Diedricksen

Tiny Houses by Derek Diedricksen

Erin Heath
Mar 14, 2011

After spotting an article from the New York Times about Massachusetts resident Derek Diedricksen’s tiny cabins, I had to share his inventive use of materials with the Apartment Therapy readers.

Even if you’re not in the market for a tiny portable getaway, fort, retreat, greenhouse, etc... I think that we can all take something away from Derek’s resourceful repurposeing of used goods. Diedricksen forages for most of his materials; he collected 90% of the supplies for his Gypsy Junker, click here to watch a video tour of this amazing little cabin.

No object nor remnant is overlooked or classified as unfit, as Diedricksen converts the side of a washing machine into a table and wine bottles into windows. He uses shipping pallets and lumber scraps as building materials and tin cans and frying pans to create a heating system!

To learn more about Derek's mini retreats check out his blog, Relax Shacks.

Image: Still from "Tiny Yellow House" video

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