Using Salvaged Materials To Build Micro Homes
Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses are surprisingly cheap and are made from discarded junk.
Derek Diedricksen builds small homes out of junk and when we say small, we mean really small. Take the “Gypsy Junker” for instance, which at 24 square feet, is the largest of his creations and uses everything from discarded shipping pallets to dumped kitchen cabinets to old washing machine spares in its construction, and has its bunk and heater running on vegetable oil. Or “The Hickshaw”, a sleeper home which has its foundations on an abandoned cedar deck chair on wheels. The “Boxy Lady”, at 4 feet high, is the smallest of his microhouses, and is basically a pair of plywood cubes mounted on a slab of wood, and features two wheels and a post leg, and again all of it coming from salvaged materials.
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