A tiny, abandoned farm cabin/shack in the snow…And some other snow shots for the heck of it – all up in Vermont where I’ve hosted workshops…these are pix I’ve been taking and collecting for the eventual follow-up to “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks.” The new book will be quite a bit different though with some full-out n’ funky plans. Some from guest architects too (a few of which I really look up to – David Stiles, for one). -Deek (Derek) Diedricksen
Treehouses, homemade canoes and Labrador Retrievers. What more can you ask for in a radio show?
Deek and Eric (two men cut from the same cloth) discuss the merits of publishing your own book, using recycled and curbside found materials for tiny homes, how to build and anchor a treehouse and how Deek is able to make a living with his various building, music and drawing hobbies.
They also talk about Deek’s future plans which include teaching a few of the Tumbleweed Tiny House workshops, building a houseboat, a treehouse workshop and writing and publishing another book.
Photos courtesy of Relaxshacks.com.
Deek (Derek) Diedricksen just posted his latest Tiny Yellow House video and I thought you would enjoy viewing it.
This triangular treehouse was assembled in the Catskills over two weekends, and stands as one of the larger projects Deek’s tackled for the show. His only given parameters for the design: “It must receive a good deal of natural light, and have enough space to sleep two (floor space).”
I think Deek fulfilled these requirements. Don’t you?
I usually post videos on Wednesday but since so many of you have been asking for this information I decided to swap the stories and you will get the video today instead. Derek “Deek” Diedricksen shares how he makes his cool little vegetable oil heater.
Sorry this video took so long to make and post- I explain why in the clip. So many people kept asking about this little heater that I HAD to finally man-up and get this out there. As you’ll see, this heater is simpler than you might have thought- and its the very first design you see in the most updated edition of my book “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks…”. Thanks for your patience- and you’ll need more of it, as this micro-episode is a little lengthy (I cover so much that should have split it into seperate videos!).
Deek is at it again and putting out new videos right and left. This video is packed with reviews of tiny and simple living books. Deek is a jokester and performer and has a unique take on fashion. I find that most people either love him or hate him, but I personally like some of his unique ideas on spreading the word about the tiny lifestyle.
He is also in the new issue of Readymade Magazine which is all about small space solutions- has his in a 2-page feature as well. The article has some REAL cool attic-conversions, small apartments, etc. so look for it in your local magazine stands.
Deek Diedricksen interviewed Jay Shafer from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and will be featuring Jay in his video series Tiny Yellow House in the near future. Jay got a kick out of this cartoon done by Deek so I thought you might too. So a little humor for today.
A Relaxshax.com Comic “The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company’s Pool Party.”