Friday, February 25, 2011

Diedricksen's Teeny Tiny Houses Make the New York Times

Last September McBrooklyn visited the Maker Faire and was wowed by this teeny house called the "Boxy Lady" made from scavenged wood by Derek Diedricksen. Diedricksen told us that Boxy Lady and his other "microhomes" function as mobile homeless sleepers / street kiosks / and vacation cubes.

Today the New York Times published a feature about Diedricksen and his tiny homes, along with a slideshow of his work. It's called "The $200 Microhouse" and it's an inspiring read. It's amazing what Diedricksen can do with a few packing crates and a front-loading washing machine.

Boxy Lady won a “Best In Show/Editor’s Choice Award” from Make Magazine’s judges in the Tiny Housing category. (Yes, there's a whole category for that.) The house is for sale, along with his other tiny homes. (More at Diedricksen's Relaxshax blog.)

Photo copyright MK Metz

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1 comment:

Relaxshacks said...

hey- thanks for the support! Appreciate it (again). :)

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

Note: Make actually doesn't have a tiny housing category- we won best in show, etc in the overall faire (one of 5-6 judge awarded ribbons I understand- of 800 or so exhibits).