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Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks gives you a tour of the original Tumbleweed tiny house built by Jay Shafer.

He’s also the host of Tiny Yellow House and the blogger behind RelaxShacks.com. Let’s go…

Jay Shafer’s First Tumbleweed Tiny House: A Tour with Deek

The little house is currently in Boston and is actually up for sale. So if you really like it, consider inquiring below.

It hasn’t been lived in for a while so it isn’t currently furnished but it has a micro kitchen, living area, bathroom and upstairs sleeping loft.

Deek gives you a tour of Jay Shafer's first Tumbleweed Tiny House
Photo Courtesy of Derek Diedricksen via YouTube

The Video Tour

Length: 8:54

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Join Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen of Relaxshacks.com on a video tour of 7 different treehouses.

Actually, they’re more of a variety of backyard sheds, forts, cabins and treehouses.

On his way back from installing a house he had built and designed, Deek made a stop at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens to shoot this video for us.

Seven Different Backyard Structures Designed from Local Architects

The park has seven structures which are all designed and built by architects in the local area.

It’s a place where you can have a picnic by the garden and enjoy architecture. The gardens are open from May through the middle of October.

3,000 Species of PlantsTreehouses

There are more than 3,000 species of plants in the park where they offer…

  • workshops
  • lectures
  • and special events

…all year-round to help educate people on preserving nature and gardening.

In addition, they run educational programs for school children.

Events at Berkshire Botanical Garden

Annual events include:

  • Plant Sale
  • Flower Show
  • Fete des Fleurs Garden Party
  • Harvest Festival (since 1934)
  • Holiday Fair

Image: anankkml / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Visit or Contact the Berkshire Botanical Garden

The park’s address, phone number, and link to where you can find more information is shown below.

5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone: 413-298-3926
Website: http://berkshirebotanical.org

Deek’s Video Tour of Berkshire Botanical Garden

Length: 13:35

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This is the story of the Diedricksen brothers and their tiny cabin escape in Northern Vermont.

They originally bought the land in 2000, and have been working on the cabins for years.

Since they live in the city, this was an awesome and inexpensive escape for them to get away from the hustle and bustle of Boston.

The cabin gives them, their friends, and family a quiet getaway where they can enjoy nature, play music, and enjoy life.

They’ve been building and working on it since 2000 on weekends and whenever they’ve had extra time.

They used mostly no power tools to put everything together and there’s no running water on the property.

Brothers Derek and Dustin’s Tiny Cabin Escape in Northern Vermont

Diedricksen Brothers Tiny Cabin Escape in Northern Vermont

Images © RelaxShacksDOTcom/YouTube

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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

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Deek and his new micro cabin are on his latest episode of Tiny Yellow House out for Make Magazine. This is another entertaining, funny, and educational video of Derek and his creations.

He’s going to show you details of his newer micro cabin which he calls the “Box Lady”. It can be used for the homeless, flea markets, displays, camping, storage, or anything else you can think of.

It was made from 35% salvaged materials and costs just $178 to construct. If you like this project, you’ll love Derek’s book Humble Homes, Simple Shacks… It has dozens of awesome DIY designs/projects.

Anyways, here is the video…


Derek Diedricksen is back with an unplanned episode of Tiny Yellow House. He shot this during his search for a tiny island in Maine. In this video, you’ll get a tour of a cabin that was built in the earlier 1960s. You’ll even get to go inside and listen to the man who built it!

The lot was bought for $2,500 and the house was built for another $2,500. The cabin is 20 x 40 with the last 10 feet being bedrooms. They also have a porch that faces the water. Beautiful scenery here throughout. You will also see a recently built work shed on the property. Enjoy the video and thanks, Derek!

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The Roly West Tiny Cabin in Maine

The Roly West Tiny Cabin in Maine

Images © RelaxShacksDOTcom/YouTube

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In this fun episode of Tiny Yellow House Derek and his brother explore a lake in Maine in hopes of purchasing a tiny island. Read more at RelaxShacks and/or watch below.

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