Deek Diedrickson’s Tiny House Building Workshop #3

“Tiny House Building Workshop #3 OFFICIALLY announced/details….

Want to build a tiny, tiny house and hang with many like-minded tiny-obsessed people? Read on….read on…..

-BUILD a tiny guest house as a group

-TOUR tiny houses and view many examples of recycled-material construction

-HEAR from many guest speakers, and tiny house dwellers

-SEE several building-related demos

-SMELL freshly cut lumber….ok, ok, I just tossed that one in their for the heck of it….”

Deek is FUN, and the author (and prolific illustrator) of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts: And Whatever the Heck Else We Could Squeeze in Here

Workshop, click here.

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:

5 Responses to Deek Diedrickson’s Tiny House Building Workshop #3

  1. Nice for a visit, but impractical to live in, what with all the stuff and junk attendant on modern life.
    Where do you put your lawnmower? OK, no lawn, then where is your fruit tree pruner and shovel? Winter clothes and blankets, pots and pans, refrigerator, writing desk and paper, photograph collection, car titles and legal docs, guitar, tuba and piano, potatoe bin, art supplies, woodworking tools, cables and connectors, wrenches and tire patch kit, and on and on.
    I know if I had a tiny home in my back yard, it would just be a spare room for guests, or for a retreat from the main house. And, ot for long. Right now, our small cabin has been re-purposed for use as a goose barn.

  2. Dear Anonymous, (and thanks for such a "courageous" comment- lol)
    I've built several tiny homes, and live in a very modest sized (for US standards) home- four of us, and a 100 lb. dog in 890 square feet. The US average is close to 2,500 square feet- I also run my entire business, workshop, and recording studio with full drum kits (also part of my income) from this very same space- just for the record. I grew up in a small home too.
    -Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

    Staroid- the cabin shown was a project cabin that was built to exemplify what could be done (so as to make a point) with free, curbside, salvaged materials. The only material purchased was the corrugated roofing, EVERYTHING else was free and found. The idea was to encourage others to try this with tiny homes, larger houses, or other projects in general.

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