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Deek’s Tiny House Adventures

Deek’s been quite busy lately.

He’s been on the road with his tiny cabin (the box lady) which is

  • Portable
  • Made for trade shows
  • And doubles as a single sleeper

The Latest Adventures in Tiny Houses from Deek

What’s awesome is that he getting out there spreading the word to thousands of people about simple living, recycled construction, and tiny houses.

Deek's Micro Cabin - The Box Lady

During a freedom rally he set his booth up at his cabin was seen by 40,000 in one day! And this weekend he’ll be over in NYC with an even larger crowd.

Deek's booth at freedom rally - the box lady - micro cabin

Deek’s logging a lot of miles, hours, and spending lots of gas money for this trip. He could really use your donations… If you have a website or related business he can set you up with a sign on the booth. Email him at [email protected] to work something out!

His book on ReadyMade Magazine!

Deek’s book has a two page feature on the October/November issue of ReadyMade Magazine. This issue will be based on small space living and this magazine is available nationwide at major retailers like Home Depot, Lowes, Barnes N’ Noble, and Borders–so be on the look out for it!

Tiny House Book Reviews Video Episode

Deek reviews some books related to small space living.

More and Deek and his Tiny House adventures at RelaxShax!

Deek from RelaxShax at Freedom Rally with his Micro Cabin

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Kathy December 14, 2014, 4:29 pm

    Hi
    I’m watching your show and love it!!!
    We have a big property that needs a real
    home. We’re getting ready to retire and a tiny
    home would be great. We will be living in the woods.
    Can we get on your list for a home build!!!!
    Kathy

  • Keith Falkner January 8, 2016, 11:09 pm

    How to tow a Tiny House that is too big to tow.

    Some people can live in a really tiny house, one that can be towed behind a van or pickup truck, or even a large sedan. Other people need more room, and acquire a not-so-tiny house that must be towed by a professional, for a fee of several thousand dollars per move.

    Consider this idea: build the house on two sixteen-foot (approximately) trailers, placed back-to-back, in such a way that it can be separated into two towable packages. To relocate this home, you need to make two trips, or else arrange for a second vehicle to convoy one component. Either of these is a nuisance, but far cheaper than having a professional tow your home.

    Here are some concepts to think about.

    If you try to make a tiny detachable vestibule connecting two complete dwellings, you will pay for a lot of unneeded material and probably wind up needing separate air conditioning and heating for each unit. Furthermore, you will forever be cursing the bottleneck and needing something that is in the other part of your home.

    Make the “split” the full width and height of the tiny home. When you separate the components, you have two large openings to seal, and structural weakness to deal with while towing. The solution is to have two sturdy and weatherproof decks, which will be useful and valuable parts of your home. Make these decks just the right size to cover the large openings. It might be good to have an external door in each half of your home (or else a door in one deck!).

    Have all electrical connections between the two trailers come through small cabinets containing ordinary plugs and sockets, labeled to ensure safety and proper operation.

    If the kitchen, bathroom, and clothes washer are not all in the same unit, run water supply pipes and the kitchen or washer drain through similar (or the same) cabinets with flexible hoses and hose clamps to make connections simple and secure. This is not a major hassle to deal with, so do not feel you need to keep all uses of water in the same trailer.

    If you invariably make two trips to move your home, you may be able to manage with just one trailer license plate, but I am not the person who gave you this idea.

  • Keith Falkner January 8, 2016, 11:13 pm

    Here is an idea for anyone building a loft for use as a bedroom.
    Don’t make the loft full width; instead, make it just a little wider than your queen-size mattress. On the side where the stairs bring you to the loft, make a “mezzanine” floor, midway between the first floor and the loft level, about 16 inches by four or five feet.
    You need to sacrifice some headroom under the mezzanine floor, but that is OK if you have a desk or washing machine or storage there, or can adapt your plans to allow for a small area with a low ceiling.
    If you make this mezzanine floor, you get a lot of useful benefits:
    You can stand beside the bed to make the bed, or to get dressed.
    You can put coat hooks on the wall, and store a few or a few dozen garments there.
    You’ll need only four stairs to reach the mezzanine.
    Getting into bed will be as natural as it is in an ordinary house.
    You won’t be banging your head at the top of the stairs.
    The flight of stairs will be short, so one strong grab-handle will be an adequate railing.

  • Kathy Pinn April 23, 2016, 12:45 am

    We own property in Waveland, MS, ground zero for Hurticane Katrina in 2005. The entire town of Waveland suffered devastation and 95% of the homes were damaged or destroyed as were all the public buildings. It took five years before our street, Coleman Avenue, which was the old downtown was restored enough to rebuild on. I was wondering if you would be interested in coming and helping us build one or more tiny houses on our property to spur interest in people rebuilding and coming home. We would live in one and use the other as a rental to encourage visitors. We love our old hometown and want to do something to help the rebuilding process.
    Sincerely, Ron and Kathy Pinn
    815-451-8685

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