Tiny Yellow House Videos

TInyhouseblog Readers,

Thanks to Kent for sharing these. The two videos here from our “Tiny Yellow House” youtube series are based around a Boston area hand built gypsy wagon (owned and designed by “Sage” who runs www.gypsyliving.org), and the other video is a simple tour of the REAL site where the Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Woods cabin once stood.

Sage’s wagon, alongside a few others (and MANY other tiny houses, shacks, cabins) will be part of the new photo insert (all in color) section of the NEW edition of “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks” by the way (The Lyons Press), which you can now pre-order through amazon.com. The new edition has brand new tiny house designs/sketches, new chapters, an intro by David and Jeanies Stiles (the author duo behind many GREAT books- “Cabins,” “Rustic Retreats,” etc), and a tiny house design/small space use-advice section with input from the likes of Dee Williams, Mimi Zeiger, Alex Pino, Kent Griswold, Jay Shafer, Duo Dickinson, Gregory Paul Johnson, Tammy Strobel, Cathy Johnson, and more….the book, in pre-order is only $11.53 right now.

The old version is still available in small numbers through relaxshacks.com too- and when it goes out of print- soon- several sketches/plans/concepts will sadly die with it- as some of them won’t be in the new version of the book.

Again, Kent, and all the tiny house supporters/scenesters out there- Thank You. We’re also off to install a sizeable treehouse out in NY for a client soon- and will hopefully have some video of that down the road for all the THB frequenters.

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen- Relaxshacks.com

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micle06 - August 17, 2011 Reply

I can suggest you to live in a house-share because at the same time you can have your own privacy and have fun with new people! You’ll share the kitchen and the bathroom with other houses but don’t forget that there are some rules to follow like house cleaning shift and staff like that!! But of course a house-share is much more convenient!

Deek - August 17, 2011 Reply

Def a viable idea for some people- I know “Little House on A Tiny Planet” (book) explored that in a chapter or so….you just have to make sure you pick the right people!


observer - August 17, 2011 Reply

He is a very funny man. I love the videos he does and hope to see more. I love this web site. I would love to downsize, but I have trouble throwing things away. The house is full, but hopefully, not for too long. Thanks.

irene - August 18, 2011 Reply

Love how this guy is living. He’s a carpenter so I realize the build was not hard for him, but I am curious as to how he wired his home (did he have electrical skills) and how the house is being powered (what is the source, where is the hookup)? Thanks for these points of view, Deek. This was a very cool video.

Deek - August 18, 2011 Reply

Part of the minimal power Sage uses is from an extension-cord feed of the landlords that he rents his space from- the other part (and soon, the full-out source, from what I understand) is/will be from a decent-sized solar panel I witnessed at his place. I’ll alert him to this post, and perhaps he can address this directly. Thanks for checking out the video!


MBee - August 18, 2011 Reply

Cool place Sage! I love it. I can’t wait for my own tiny house one day! Thanks for all the inspiration.

Sandi Allen - August 21, 2011 Reply

I love your videos! This one is no exception. The fact that he works where he lives is very old school, and makes more sense then commuting 25 miles each way! Sage, why aren’t you 55 and closer to Oregon!!

Seriously you have inspired me. Thanks for keeping the dream alive!!


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