by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
I just had a little fun shooting this one-take DIY-idea video on using free and salvaged goods for decorating and construction, from windows to wall hangings, and while some of the ideas might be ultra-bizarre, others might be practical enough for your needs, or better yet, might spark another new idea in YOU.
Below, for tinyhouseblog.com readers, I’ve also added a few more photos of examples that the video DOES NOT cover (and believe me, I have about 100 more, but the video is long enough already!).
Building on a budget is something I always make sure to cover in the workshops I host for Tumbleweed, and the ones I host/set-up on my own, in fact, our April 26th-28th build/3-day workshop with Steven Harrell in North Carolina, will not only incorporate A LOT of hands-on building, but a good deal of free-form design, salvage construction, and recycled material problem solving- ALWAYS fun! We do have a few slots left, but not many at all, and some INCREDIBLE guest speakers and demos planned! Check out the flyer below for a full listing of our AWESOME guest teachers- its more or less a “Tiny House Convention” at this point. Just crazy…
Aside from this new video….here are a few photo examples and their explanations. Some are taken from my book “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks“, while others are brand new shots which might end up in the next book.
Some of you will see this video, or these photos and think “Bah, this is pure rubbish, hogwash, and tomfoolery- with a dash of nonsensical illogicality ta’ boot!” (as you then re-don your monocle in a huff) , but you’re missing the point….I’m just attempting to get people to see beyond the face value and widespread and definitive use of any given object that might be in front of ’em. ‘Nuthin more….and hopefully you at least walk away from it with one or two new ideas.
WANT TO WIN A TINY HOUSE BOOK?
If you have any great ideas, post ’em below, and the one or two with the best recycled usage concepts, just may get a nice new tiny house book from Lloyd Kahn (“Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter“), or Gerald Rowan “Compact Cabins“, mailed to ’em. Heck, maybe I’ll even film a little video on it, credit you, or even invite you to be part of the video for my “Tiny Yellow House” youtube series...so fire away and good luck!
-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen