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Tiny Houses, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Fo

And Whatever the Heck Else We Could Squeeze in Here
  • ISBN-13: 9781493046508
    Imprint: LYONS PRESS
  • By Derek Diedricksen
  • Price: AUD $38.99
  • Stock: 2 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 14/05/2020
  • Format: Paperback (280.00mm X 216.00mm) 136 pages Weight: 408g
  • Categories: DIY: general [WKD]

This Old House meets Waynes World in this zany guide to designing and building tiny homes Derek "Deek" Diedricksen has been fascinated with compact living ever since his father gave him the book Tiny Tiny Houses by Lester Walker for his tenth birthday. Combining his artistic abilities, wild imagination, and passion for small houses, Deek self-published Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts, and Whatever the Heck Else we could Squeeze in Here in 2009. This new and expanded edition is a collection of Deeks creative/imaginative sketches for building small houses, shacks, cottages, and forts. Deeks one-of-a-kind sketches are accompanied with hand-written commentary, both instructive and comical. His main purpose is to encourage people to get off the couch and start building. Believing that specific building plans squash creativity, he avoids too many detailed instructions, so that do-it-yourselfers can put their own creative spin on their very own small abodes (even if it is just in their imaginations).

Derek "Deek" Dierdricksen has been a voice for the small house movement for several years. He has led workshops for Tumbleweed Houses and is the author/artist/designer of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts (the original edition of this book), as well as Micro Shelters and Micro Living. He and his work have been featured in the New York Times, and on PBS, NPR, ABC, and more. He lives with his wife and children in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Want more Deek? Find him at

"For ingenuity, thrift, and charm, Mr. Diedricksen’s tiny structures are hard to beat.” —New York Times

"Its Mad Magazine, meets This Old House." --Emily Sweeney, The Boston Globe

"The images and ideas in Deeks book are not only great porn for tiny house freaks like us, but they also serve to show your friends that there is someone out there whose fascination with the subject is even more perverse than yours." --Jay Shafer, Tiny Tumbleweed House Company

“Deek brings the element of fun to the tiny house movement." --Lloyd Kahn- Editor of Shelter Publications, and author of Shelter, HomeWork, and Builders of the Pacific Coast

"I would not be surprised if Humble Homes were to become a mini classic of its own …” --Katherine Sharpe, Readymade Magazine

"Even if you never pick up a hammer, Humble Homes is a hugely fascinating journey from beginning to end." --David and Jeanie Stiles, authors of Cabins: A Guide to Building Your Own Nature Retreat and Sheds – The-Do-It-Yourself Guide

“Brilliant! I want to write a book like this.” --Peter Nelson, Founder of The Treehouse Workshop Inc. and Author of Treehouses of The World

“Think David Stiles and Rube Goldberg on a caffeine bender. One of the more unique and entertaining micro-housing books out there.” –Mark Schelary (Indie Zine Author of “Who Forted?”)

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