I have fallen behind on my friend Kirsten Dirksen of faircompanies.com videos and wanted to share her last couple of videos with you. Recently Kirsten was in France at a wedding and filmed the first story of the garage conversion. The second video comes from the Tiny House Blog joint venture with Kirstin calling for video stories and Deek shared his recently with Kirsten.
Jérémie Buchholtz wanted an affordable apartment in Bordeaux (he’s a photographer who splits his time between Paris and Bordeaux so his budget was limited), but he wasn’t finding anything he liked. Then he stumbled upon a listing for a garage.
In order to make the space feel larger, De Marien created a “house within a house”: one large piece of furniture that includes the bathroom, bedroom, office, closet, a sofa bed and all of the home’s storage. With everything contained in this large furniture box, the rest of the home was given more breathing room. View the complete story here.
Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s backyard is filled with what to the untrained eye might appear children’s forts, but these tiny dwellings are actually how he makes his living (mostly).
Ask him his job title and he’ll reply, “I call myself a tinkerer or I’ve come up with bizarre-chitect or lark-chitect being kind of a fake architect.”??Diedricksen’s obsession with tiny architecture began unsurprisingly, with the backyard forts of his youth. But he wasn’t your average construction-minded kid.
Today, his backyard is filled with tiny cabins, forts, retreats, shelters, shacks and no two are alike. Most of his dwellings are multi-purpose: there’s the 20-square-foot travel trailer/emergency homeless shelter (Gottagiddaway), the roughly 6 square foot treehouse/chicken coop (the Wedgie) and the 11-square-foot kiosk/single-sleeper (the Gypsy Junker).