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NYU Professor Uses Micro Cabin to Grade Papers

Deek just emailed me about this micro cabin ‘study pod’ that he just finished for an NYU professor who plans on using it in his property in New Jersey so I wanted to share it with you here.

It’s a peaceful place where he can grade papers and read. And it completely opens up to nature. On top of that, Deek used recycled materials that he saved from other projects over the years on the back wall that you can see in the photo below.

And the flooring was reclaimed from a 100-year-old home! The roof is built using polycarbonate roofing called Tuftex. The micro cabin on wheels is just 4’6″ x 7′ and about 5’6″ tall.

Deek Builds Micro Cabin Study Pod for Professor


Image © Derek Diedricksen

That makes for a pretty awesome micro office in the woods, doesn’t it?

I encourage you to learn more about it and watch the video tour below w/ Deek:

Video: NYU Professor’s $1600 Micro Cabin Study Pod

Related: Deek’s Upcoming How to Build a Treehouse Workshop (2 spots left)



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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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  • Doris
    July 10, 2014, 8:19 pm

    Every time I see something Deek has done, I’m so glad uses that incredibly creative, figure-it-out brain of his for the good of mankind. He would make a formidable bad guy/evil scientist. The wheels were the final perfect touch on this little studio, and the see-through siding makes the most of a pretty site without a mishmash of lattice. Well done, Loki…er, Deek.

    • elizabeth
      October 16, 2014, 6:25 pm

      I went to Deek’s TH workshop this summer at his property in VT. The dude is simply an incredibly talented artist. My group had a building project with the challenge to build a tiny sleeping cabin with only his leftover, used scraps . We spent days working on it, coming up with ideas and building it. Towards the end of the long weekend , he came over to check on the project and said “cool I like it” then in 30 minutes he had picked up pieces of scrap wood and started attaching them to the house in weird, interesting ways, like upside down, ect. His ideas in 30 minutes were way more inventive than 10 of us over the course of several days. Some people just have effortless talent compared to the rest of us.

  • Andrea
    July 11, 2014, 11:08 am

    I love it!!! And I agree that the wheels just make it even better. I think I need to get with Deek for some pods for my girls. They all share a room & I think to be able to go somewhere & have their own personal space would be AWESOME!!

    • Alex
      July 11, 2014, 11:27 am

      Thanks Andrea! And yes Deek is just awesome.

  • YesMan
    July 11, 2014, 11:36 am

    It just goes to show you a home is whatever your imagination lets it be. It’s only the brainwashed ideas of architects, planners and builders who’ve been telling us what a home is and isn’t.

  • TomLeeM
    July 11, 2014, 12:14 pm

    I think that is a great way to watch nature without nature trying to eat you. It seems like a great place for some solitude.

  • alice h
    July 11, 2014, 12:36 pm

    That would be the perfect thing for a guest house at my Shackteau. MUCH better than a tent.

  • Denise
    July 12, 2014, 11:20 pm

    Two words: Love it!

  • Glema
    July 14, 2014, 8:18 pm

    Nice job Deek! Props to Deek for building, props to Alex for sharing. 🙂 God bless you both.

  • JennieK
    August 29, 2014, 1:38 pm

    Very nice! Love the windows allowing light in. But… it needs a desk, a chair, a bookshelf, and definitely a coffee maker!! 🙂 Those would be things I’d want in a little space like this anyway. But for that price, it’s very nice. The colors are pretty too.

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