Derek “Desk” Diedricksen of relaxshacks.com and I go way back. In fact, I have a copy of his very first book in my Tiny House book collection. He published and literally put it together in his basement and mailed it out personally to me. We have also become good friends over the years and I look forward to every chance to get together with him and his brother Dustin.
Tiny homes are endlessly intriguing. How does someone cram a whole life into 400 square feet or less? Can you really live small and still have everything you need? What about plumbing, heat, and electricity? Desk, a leader in the tiny house movement and the best-selling author of Microshelters, answers these questions and more in Micro Living, a new book exploring 40 innovative tiny homes designed for full-time living.
His latest book is called Micro Living which peeks inside tiny homes across America and beyond, examining inventive space-saving design features and exploring how each dwelling reflects its owners’ quirks, needs, and style.
Alongside detailed photos and floor plans, Diedricksen reveals the nuts and bolts of each house’s heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems. In addition, readers hear the real-life stories of tiny-house residents as they discuss the pleasures and challenges of day-to-day living in a tiny space.
Whether readers are actively seeking to downsize, planning a budget-friendly vacation retreat, or simply indulging a fascination with smart, space-saving home design, Micro living offers an inspirational — yet still practical — exploration into what it means to live large in a tiny house.
Desk also includes plans for a small dwelling called CAFAM cabin a project he built at one of his workshops. This is a fun fascinating book and I highly recommend you check it out. Available at Amazon.