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Derek and Dustin Diedricksen from RelaxShacks with their 64 square foot Tiny House slash Micro Cabin

Have you seen Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen’s 8′ x 8′ x 8′ 64-square-foot tiny house slash micro cabin?

It’s made mostly out of plywood and if you’ve read his book, Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, you’ve seen pictures of it already.

They built it in Brooklyn, New York inside the old warehouse workshop you can see below.

It was a prefab design done by Derek.

It took him two days to create the prefab kit and 5 hours to put it together with 3 people.

There are all sorts of cool designs inside and out include a pop up window, lantern and a voodoo owl.


Derek and Dustin Diedricksen from RelaxShacks with their 64 square foot Tiny House slash Micro Cabin

Photo Courtesy of Derek Diedricksen

When you go inside there’s an Ikea chair, 70s carpet, and a custom made triangular bed.

Video tour of the 8′ by 8′ tiny prefab house from Deek

Length: 2:45

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Jay Nelson's Micro Bicycle House Photo by Jack Halloway

Kirsten is going to show you Jay Nelson’s micro house that he built on a customized bicycle.

It’s 27 square feet in size and has everything a surfer needs.

It even has a roof rack to store and move around your boards!

Jay’s micro vehicle/bicycle home is made out of plywood sheets covered in fiberglass.

He even custom made every window that’s on it.

This little custom made RV even has a kitchenette with a stove, sink and drain.

He uses a manual water pump that’s hooked up to a jug, sort of like this one.

There’s even storage underneath the floor to hold everything you’d have to take with you.

It stands about 5 feet tall and is 8 feet long and 4 and a half feet wide.

Jay Nelson's Micro Bicycle House Photo by Jack Halloway

Photo Credit Jack Halloway via Flickr

I told you it has an electric motor right? It has a range of 10 miles and can go up to 20 mph.

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Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses

Jay Shafer felt overwhelmed by the 4,000 square foot home he grew up in back in Iowa.


Time, energy and resources were spent maintaining space that added very little to their lives on the whole.

This distaste for wasted space emerged as a creative influence when Shafer was in his 20s.

After college, he started making blueprints of tiny homes just for fun.

Exploring how space is used, brainstorming how to use it more efficiently and learning about the materialism of our culture, he decided to pursue the passion further.

One of the legal difficulties he found right away was zoning laws that restrict how big anyone living establishment must be.

In most states, to be considered a house a building has to measure at least 220 square feet.

Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses

Photo Courtesy of Tumbleweed Houses

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Dee Williams' Tiny House on a Trailer, Photo by Tammy Strobel

In the past, some of you have e-mailed me asking when Dee Williams is hosting another open tiny house.

Now, you have your chance.

It’s scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

It’s in North West Olympia, Washington.

The exact address is provided for you below.

1617 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia WA 98502.

A few days later, Dee will be hosting a construction workshop for those interested in learning how to build their own little home on a trailer.

But first, let me show you her house.

Dee Williams’ Tiny House on a Trailer

Dee Williams' Tiny House on a Trailer, Photo by Tammy Strobel

Photos Courtesy of Tammy Strobel, author of Simply Car Free

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Glam Pod Tiny House in England

Say hello to the Glam Pod over in England.

They made it for people who need a home, but are not yet ready for a large one.

So for now, they can put the Glam Pod in their parents or friend’s backyard.

It takes 8 to 10 weeks to build and is delivered on a small trailer.

This tiny house can be connected to utilities and water.

It is made out of 95% timber.

The exterior siding on the house is English cedar.

Insulation exceeds building code requirements, and the design inspiration came from Malaysia.

Glam Pod Tiny House in England

Photo & Video Credit Sandi Thompson

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Sage's Gypsy Wagon Tiny House on a Trailer

Meet Sage and his hand-built gypsy wagon.

He built this tiny house on a trailer on during weekends which took four months.

Sage paid about $4,000 in materials and did all of the labor himself.

Today he uses a lot less energy to live and has much less space for clutter to build up, which he likes.

Sage now feels organized and mobile.

He lives a voluntarily simple lifestyle in a gypsy wagon style tiny house that he built himself.

You can check it out below.

Sage's Gypsy Wagon Tiny House on a Trailer

Photo Courtesy of Sage Radachowsky at GypsyLiving.org

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Tonita Tiny House by Slabtown Customs

You are looking at the Tonita Tiny House built by Slabtown Customs.

From the outside, it’s like the builder’s AnneMarie tiny house design.

It’s 24′ long and 8′ wide and was customized by Tonita, one of our readers who has commented before.

So there’s an 8′ x 6′ covered front porch which leaves 8′ x 18′ for the interior space.

The porch is large enough for two rocking chairs which is nice.

The bathroom is in the rear of the house and has a bathtub, toilet, and sink.

Tonita Tiny House by Slabtown Customs

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