Have you seen Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen’s 8′ x 8′ x 8′ 64-square-foot tiny house slash micro cabin? It’s made mostly out of plywood and if you’ve read his book, Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, you’ve seen pictures of it already.
They built it in Brooklyn, New York inside the old warehouse workshop you can see below. It was a prefab design done by Derek. It took him two days to create the prefab kit and 5 hours to put it together with 3 people. There are all sorts of cool designs inside and out include a pop up window, lantern and a voodoo owl.
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Diedricksen Bros Build 8×8 Micro Cabin
Photo Courtesy of Derek Diedricksen
When you go inside there’s an Ikea chair, 70s carpet, and a custom-made triangular bed.
Video tour of the 8′ by 8′ tiny prefab house from Deek
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I’m sorry but if these things don’t meet all your basic needs, sleeping, cooking, bathing and toilet, they really don’t meet the definition of a house or home to me. These “micro houses” look more like a waste resources than anything that anyone will actually be living in.
“Seasonal Guest House/Room or Office”- its mentioned in the start of the video- my post on it also mentions the bathroom ad-on, which we didn’t have time to assemble- its a getaway cabin, more or less- and people always complain about “no cooking space/kitchen”- but its the very easiest(!) to remedy in any sized space- same with sleeping- so those are absolute non-issues that would already be covered and that would fit in here. Just because you don’t see them in the model, doesn’t mean you can’t put them in there- you easily could. We only had time to build and show a bare bones shell, and weren’t given enough funds to fully deck out the interior (propane burners, loft bunk/bed, the small added bath off the back), and so forth. Sorry to anger you. I do think you are missing some of the story here though, and the basic idea…..
In addition to the use as “a seasonal guest house or office” it could also work well as an “away room” or teen housing in a back yard.
I think Christopher Alexander mentioned that idea of allowing some free space for teenagers designed specifically to require them to come back into the bigger house for food and such. Great looking design. Always like the vibe of these projects.
I would happily live in a space that small. Camping trailers sound familiar????? (Nikromatt)I suspect that a class B RV is nowhere the size of your show model. I attend church with a couple who lived for YEARS in 115sqf house. Also if you work for a carnival and are the “help” you live in a bunk house. My room was 6×2.5×7, I have been informed that is smaller that a jail cell.
I would like to know if it can be put on a trailer? How much to build? To you make provision for ceiling to floor shades for the see through roof?
Could you put the bathroom in the space?
How insulated can you make it? -80? No really I am serious.