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What you’ll need to set up your secret junction/electrical box stash:

  • Power drill/screw driver
  • Drill bit
  • Junction box
  • Drywall screws
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Plastic cable connectors

Cost: about $10

He says it should take you just 12-15 minutes to set up and it’s an awesome idea for secret storage (that doesn’t take up much room) in your tiny house or cabin.

Or, your regular-sized house if that’s what you’re still living in now.

How to stash your hash, silver, gold or cash

Derek goes through and shows you how to even set up the wiring so that it looks like it’s a real electrical box. This way would-be robbers would have no chance of stealing your hash. (kidding)

This video is thanks to Derek “Deek” Diedricksen and Make Magazine.

Disclaimer: Don’t hide any of your stuff in a working electrical box.


Here is a 500 square foot small apartment that was designed for the owners not only to live in but also work out of and use as an office.

The first thing you’ll notice is how incredibly clean and organized it looks. The designers incorporated seamless design throughout the place making storage look pretty much invisible.

If you like the pine interiors of some of the Tumbleweed tiny houses that you’ve seen on here, then you’ll probably like this studio apartment too. And there are so many cool features…

  • Below the upstairs bedroom loft, you get a walk in closet for storage
  • On the way up to the loft, you can use the stairs as camouflage storage
  • Plants throughout give you that warm “homey” feeling
  • Professional millwork gives you lots of “invisible” storage, which makes the place feel clean and simple yet modern

You can have a look at the photos right here thanks to photographers Frank Ouderman and Sean Karns. And Jordan Pamass Digital Architecture – more on them below.

Upstairs Bedroom Loft in this Small Apartment

Underneath the bedroom lies a walk in closet.

Stairs double as storage

Staircase doubles as storage — no need for a bulky dresser.

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