Tiny House in a Landscape

abandoned shack

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

red tree house


rocking chair on porch

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Peyote Short - February 1, 2013 Reply

I imagine at some point, somebody has seen their house here described as an abandoned shack and thought, “I really need to fix this place up a little.”

alice h - February 1, 2013 Reply

Almost makes me want to go for a walk in some snow but here on the wet coast that would involve some mountain climbing. Nice photos though, I can just about smell the snow and would love to sit in that rocker with a nice thermos of tea at hand.

    Sandra Allen - February 1, 2013 Reply

    You and me both Alice. Thing is…I lived in cabins during my time in AK and miss it terribly. There is a solace that quiet and cabin bring that can’t be matched.
    I have designed an unusual house that I am hoping can be brought to blueprint/house plan status by the local CAD students at the community collage. It’s not tiny, but I dream of having it done someday, even if with recycled material. And yes, there would be a porch and chair just like that…

      alice h - February 2, 2013 Reply

      I know what you mean. I sometimes miss my Yukon shack days but I’m looking forward to my Gulf Island tiny house days even more.

Bob H - February 1, 2013 Reply

Those pictures look nice. The snow reminded me why I moved to Florida.

James - February 1, 2013 Reply

I’m looking forward to the follow up of Humble Homes Simple Shacks… when should we expect that to be published, I’m so excited for it.

phil - February 1, 2013 Reply

I like that cabin in the middle picture, would love know the dimensions and see the progress.

MJ - February 2, 2013 Reply

Nice photos! Looking at photos of snow (and little animal footprints in it, on a very cool porch) is close enough to being there for me.

Lambo - February 2, 2013 Reply

I have a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and am building a platform (for now) so I may sit in a chail like that rocker and enjoy the view from a back corner of the property…….I like the little aluminum-topped hut….and the platform. Thanks.

    billy - February 2, 2013 Reply

    the red fronted cabin kind of looks like corrugated fiberglass panels. look at dark spots, that is how cfp laps appear. billy

billy - February 2, 2013 Reply

also there are some cfps that have 20 year warranties. there are flats, too. google is your friend. billy

Deek - February 3, 2013 Reply

Yes, the roofing sections are lapped by two corrugations…its tuftex brand poly roofing, about $20 a sheet. And phil, the little unfinished cabin is a little over 8 by 8. It was an offshoot project we started, alongside another main cabin build, at our VT workshop. We probably will have another at some point and work on these, AND a new treehouse….that bridges a stream!

Nick - February 9, 2013 Reply

While visiting my Dad’s house on vacation in Indiana I told my Dad after checking out his 8’x8′ shack that I would rent it out! He laughed and told me that if I ever moved back he would let me do just that…

What have you done to me tiny house movement! Now I can picture myself living in a shack (I did live in an 89 Dodge this last Summer in Santa Monica!) and making it habitable. In fact, using architecture magazines for ideas, simple can become simply amazing!

I’m still trying to locate a yard to park and build in in LA!

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