Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen’s tiny houses cost just $200 to make. What the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail.
The 33-year-old uses parts of discarded household items to ensure each home has basic functions, the glass from the front of a washing machine is converted in a porthole-like window while a sheet of metal becomes a flip down counter. Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen’s tiny houses cost just $200 to make
Assembled in his back-yard, the carpenter has built the portable shelters ranging in size from just four to 24 square feet. ‘I’ve always been obsessed with tiny architecture. For my 10th birthday, my father gave me a book, ‘Tiny Houses,’ by Lester Walker, an architect, ‘ he told the New York Times.
His smallest structure stands at just four feet tall at its highest point. It comes complete with a strained glass window, an empty jar serves as a second window
The pictures above were taken by Bruce Bettis, whose other work can be viewed at www.brucebettis.com
To view Mr Diedricksen’s blog visit http://www.relaxshacks.blogspot.com/
And to take a tour of the house, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmR3kx660gw