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A DIY Micro Cabin in the Woods You Can Build

Guest Post by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

Aside from working on a custom tree house for a Boston-area client, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen of www.Relaxshacks.com has also been working on completing a ANOTHER BRAND NEW cabin for people to check out at his upcoming hands-on tiny house building and design workshop Nov. 15-17 in MA (you’ll see SEVEN cabins in all, including THE FIRST TUMBLEWEED).

He has also been wrapping up the details on his tiny house on wheels, “The Cub”, that workshop attendees will be seeing, AND on this little cabin in Vermont, that cost a mere $300 to make. There’s a vlog video on the cabin you can check out below, and here are a few as-of-yet released photos on the progress he’s been making in Vermont, where he’s mainly building with recycled materials….part of the focus of his upcoming gathering.

DIY Micro Cabin in the Woods by Derek Diedricksen


I encourage you to see more of this tiny cabin and learn more below:

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This is merely an 8′ by 8′ guest-sleeper cabin, showing, in a microcosm example, what can be done with free and salvaged materials. There is an outhouse down the trail behind this little micro structure. Eventually Deek plans on adding a small deck in front of the cabin to seat two adirondack chairs- overlooking a fire pit. This cabin was built collectively at one of his past workshops so as to give students hands-on experience with tools and design, alongside another cabin project designed by Deek, and headed up by Bill “Overkill Bill” Rockhill.

If you’d like to sign up for Deek’s upcoming MA workshop (so far he has attendees coming from as far away as Switzerland and the UK!) here’s the link…. http://relaxshacks.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-three-day-hands-on-building-and.html

Check out Deek’s fb page too- www.facebook.com/tinyhousehub

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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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  • Cahow
    October 17, 2013, 3:23 pm

    trying one more time to post. 3rd attempt.

  • November 17, 2013, 11:18 am

    This is a great little cabin. You did a great job. I think it would make a great green house.

  • Janice Little
    June 27, 2016, 1:48 am

    I would loved to have shown you the plans for our tiny ” Little” house on our lake lot drawn up by my contractor husband, but due to the unexpected costs of a special septic system, digging out a walkout basement and all the exterior expense we have/ will incur on our future home we had to abandon our plans. We were going to build this awesome tiny home to live in until we could afford to build. We have been married since I was 14 ( 35 yrs.) and have lived on a mini farm in Al . This lake is his way of giving me a bit of home. We have looked at campers to,stay while we worked on house but I truly wanted to build the “Old Man River” tiny we designed to live in forever. It is truly a cool design. However, I count my blessings for even having a spot of land on the beautiful Lewis Smith Lake.

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