“For ingenuity, thrift, and charm, Mr. Diedricksen’s tiny structures are hard to beat.”–New York Times
“Using salvaged materials and power tools, Diedricksen creates cozy living spaces filled with artistic touches that you would never expect to see in an average trailer or treehouse.”–Boston Globe
Derek “Deek” Diedricksen has always had a love for small, modest houses, ever since his father gave him the book Tiny Tiny Houses by Lester Walker for his tenth birthday. Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts, and Whatever the Heck Else we could Squeeze in Here is a collection of Diedricksen’s creative/imaginative sketches for building small houses, shacks, cottages, and forts. Combining Deek’s artistic abilities, wild imagination, and passion for small houses, the triple-caffeinated expanded edition of Deek’s originally self-published book serves as a This Old House meets Wayne’s World guide to designing and building small structures.
The sketches are accompanied with hand-written commentary, both instructive and comical. Derek’s main purpose is to get your creative juices flowing and encourage you to get off the couch and use your hands. Believing that specific building plans squash creativity, he avoids too many detailed instructions, giving you the chance to put your own creative spin on your very own small abode (even if it is just in your imagination).