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The RelaxSHACK/hut of the day….a tiny house in the tropics
January 17, 2011, 9:07 am
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Well, this weekend the whole fam was supposed to be trekkin’ up to VT near my cabin (from “Tiny Yellow House Episode #5= or was it #4? on youtube) but a stomach bug ripped through the homestead and we’ve been grounded from what would have been a very fun trip. I planned on shooting the “Unit One” house from the shelter-kit company in Tilton, NH as well….man……

     Anyhow, today’s the first time I’m feeling 100% and while the VT trip is a no-go, I’m going to dig out a work space in our 18″ of snow and try working on something called “The Bum Bin”- anotherlow-cost, quick-to-build, micro-shelter for the homeless. This will also make a comedic appearance in the next episode of TYH that we shoot for Make Magazine. Its a model/micro-prototype for the simplest of tiny houses, and could be configured into a kids fort, a treehouse, and/or a shantyboat shell with very few adjustments,

So….since VT’s out, and I’m stuck down here in the snow- here’s another lil’ ramshackle cabin to drool over (more so for my own selfish viewing- I’ll admit!). Funky, hokey, n’ simple, the way I like it.

'Ey Mon, pass me the particle-board...

-Derek “Deek”Diedricksen


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this could be anything from a chicken coop to a church. must get wet there up on stilts.When I was in Australia a lot of the houses in Cairns were up on stilts 6 to 8 ft off the ground ! they get over 15 ft of rain a year! I know random 😉

Comment by kevinsmicrohomestead

yeah- whatever it is= chopped-top of a house, or former chicken coop, its kinda humorous/interesting….

Comment by relaxshax

Hi Derek,

I looked around for your email address, but wasn’t able to find it… I work with Shelter-Kit, and I’d be more than happy to provide you loads of Shelter-Kit photos, provide you information, arrange an interview (either via phone or in person, since you’re so close), etc. Happy to help any way I can! Looking forward to hearing from you.

Comment by Amber

LOL Nice funky shack! Hope you and the fam are feeling better now. Just shot you an email, too…

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