The charming $200 micro houses junk

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. 1Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen’s tiny houses cost just $200 to make

1The largest of his structures is the Gypsy Junker at 24 square feet with a roof height of up to 5ft 10inches

1The Gypsy Junker is made out of shipping pallets, castoff storm windows and discarded kitchen cabinets

1     Ultimate in eco-friendly: Derek Diedricksen’s homes are made from household goods

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.
1His 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

1The Hickshaw, a sleeper built on a rolling cedar lounge chair is just 2 1/2 feet wide by 6 1/2 feet deep with a slanting roof between three feet and four feet 10 inches tall

articleWhat the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail

articleMr Diedricksen is the author of his own graphic instruction book, ‘Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts’

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

3 thoughts on “The charming $200 micro houses junk

  1. I know, not everyone can live there. I am from Europe and houses/apartments are just a little bigger than those tiny. Depence on person, maybe I couldn’t live in it too. Thanks for stoping by and have a great weekend :)

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