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8x8x8 Tiny House Design Contest Winner Announcement

I think in terms of thoroughness and an interesting/clever approach, Kevin Harrington’s 8′ by 8′ by 8′ cabin layout was tops.

His also seemed to get the most by way of response and praise from others as well.

I actually liked aspects of ALL of the submissions, truly, (Remi, Rachel, and the rest, all had some great ideas!) but it was so close between Kevin Harrington and Hunter that I’d also like to mail Hunter a copy of Gerald Rowan’s “Compact Cabins”, and the limited-press TINY version of Lloyd Kahn’s “Tiny Homes, Simple Shelters”.

But Kevin Harrington, congratulations!….I’ll mail you a copy of my book “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”, a copy of “Eco-House”, Shelton’s Davis’ “Adirondack Pallet Chair” pack, and the long-sleeve work shirt from The Jamaica Cottage Shop of Vermont.

This contest was a lot of fun to put together and judge, and perhaps Alex and I can work on another one soon….

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

P.S. If you want to make it to my upcoming hands on workshop near Boston, MA it’s this November 2-4, 2012 where we’re building two structures… One 8x8x8 cabin and a micro shelter on a trailer as well! Click here for more information if you’re interested in attending.


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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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  • Hunter Dickerson
    October 15, 2012, 6:33 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity. Nice to know that I stack up against someone who does this for a living. I am going to keep improving my plans and hopefully start building them. I’ll be around!

    • October 16, 2012, 4:14 pm

      Thanks Hunter! That sounds exciting man.. Let me know what I can do to help. Also- Kevin would like to get in touch with you if you’re interested so I sent you his contact info through Facebook just now. Talk to you soon!

  • Tonita
    October 21, 2012, 1:16 pm

    What a wonderful tiny home. Seems just perfect for one person who is a minimalist. Impressive design.


    • October 21, 2012, 5:01 pm

      Thanks Tonita! I hope you’re doing well in your little house. Great to hear from you..

  • LaMar
    October 21, 2012, 4:43 pm

    Well I guess my mini-cabin entry was late but here it is for anyone interested:


    I like Kevin’s design and he did a great job making a small space work well.

    Cheers and hooray for all the entries!


    • October 21, 2012, 5:03 pm

      Thanks LaMar! Glad you still did it. I still plan on making a post here with your entry and links to your site just haven’t got to it yet. Hope you’re doing great..

  • jerryd
    October 21, 2012, 4:46 pm

    Apparently the contest was about 8x8x8 instead of 64sq’ as spec-ed and had to have drawings to win.

    And those of us who didn’t do 8×8 because it’s a wasteful size to actually live in as the winners show were never told when they were submitted the rules had changed. Why?

    I’d have thought sitting 7 and sleeping 2-4 with good storage and 10×2′ of kitchen or whatever counter one wants space with a shower would be better.

    Please next time be specific, clear about all the specs to make it fair.

    • October 21, 2012, 5:04 pm

      Sorry about that Jerry! Didn’t mean to make it confusing like that. Will def be more specific next time around. Thanks anyway for participating though.

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