Derek “Deek” Diedricksen: Micro-Architect & Tiny House “Mad Scientist”

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen: Micro-Architect & Tiny House “Mad Scientist” from TINY on Vimeo.

“Derek “Deek” Diedriksen is a tough guy to pin down.

His love of tiny architecture is first on a long list of creative pursuits—including radio DJ, comic book artist, musician (currently heading a Rage Against the Machine tribute band), blogger, author and full-time dad.

His blog, Relaxshacks.com, and his book, “Simple Shacks, Humble Homes” is devoted to micro-architecture and living in small spaces, but the structures he builds aren’t necessarily meant for living in full time. Closer to forts or pods, his “Hundred-dollar-homeless huts” and greenhouse-office-shelters are inspired by the salvaged materials that Deek finds in local dumps, thrift stores and second-hand building lots. A sort of D.I.Y. mad scientist, he’s been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Readymade and Make Magazine.…”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/11/tiny-house-mad-scientist/

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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