Derek “Deek” Diedricksen of Relaxshacks.com, has not only been working towards organizing his 5th hands-on Tiny House Building Workshop (slated for late October in New England…more info soon!) but has been doing some hosting work for HGTV.
Here are a few episodes he hosted in NYC, showing off some truly wild and inventive tiny apartments….
If for some reason the videos do not show up in your browser go to this link and view all three episodes:
Deek has also been working on another tiny house/micro-dwellings book….one that will feature many new designs of his AND a few full-out plans sets for tiny structures. This follow-up to his “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks” book, will also feature many other builders from around the world.
Its been a busy two weeks, from teaching a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop in Nashville, TN (what a great city, and great group!), to shooting and hosting a few days for an HGTV program, working on a new tiny, tiny, trailer house project (to bring to the Yestermorrow Fair in Vermont), continuing work on a plan set with David Stiles (one of MY favorite author/architects), AND finally finishing THIS video of Steve Sauer’s 182 square foot guest house in Seattle!
Christopher Smith (“Tiny: The Movie“, which is GREAT!) and I actually shot this well over a year ago, but time and funds to complete these have been scarce…..in fact, we’re looking for two small sponsors on our next 4-5 mini videos…kidcedar at gmail.com. Continue Reading »
Derek Diedricksen aka Deek shares another Tiny Yellow House video with us. This time a tour of a German Caravan videography by Nicolette Stewart and based in Mainz, Germany. Nicoletter publishes a blog at clickclackgorilla.com which tells more of her story.
In this video she shows how she restored the caravan, previously used as a basic shed, and how she made it into a livable home. She lives in a small community of tiny homes similar to hers.
Nicoletter says on her blog: Oo la la! A video that we filmed almost three years ago about my Wagen and renovating it and how I dumpster dived the hell out of the building supply store. Deek of the blog relaxshacks and the book Humble Homes, Simple Shacks turned that footage (with help from some other excellent folks whose names you will find in the credits) into another lovely segment of Tiny Yellow House TV. Ever wondered what my voice sounds like after reading so many silent words on a screen? Well, now you know.
I just enjoyed a fun weekend with Deek and his brother at his tiny house workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina. I will be sharing a post about the experience soon. Deek and Make Magazine just released his latest video and I wanted to share it with you.
This is what Make Magazine says about his video: This is Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s last video for us. And it’s…a little different. He pokes fun at his rather sketchy looking single-pole tree house, which he jokingly has dubbed “The Lollipop Fort Of Death.” It looks less than safe, but he insists it is. The song he wrote about it sure is catchy.
Be sure and stop by RelaxShacks.com to see more of Deek’s cool designs.