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A pickle jar window….part of the "redneck"/homemade windows for cabins/sheds/forts/treehouses series
March 13, 2011, 3:45 pm
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 Here’s a shot (inside “The GottaGiddaWay” Cabin (from the NY Times Tiny House Shoot (still under construction in this photo) of the hokey “pickle-jar window” concept from my tiny house-design book, in action. These one-gallon jar-windows allow light into sheds, shacks, and even your homes/tiny houses, but also double as storage, or in-wall terrariums- and who knows what else…

Simple n’ funky…. jar, a compass, silicone caulk, and a jig saw and you’re good to go….

We might have a mini instructional video on this window, and several more bizarre makeshift other ones, semi-soon.

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

File Under/Great For: Kids Forts, Treehouses, Sheds, Out-buildings, Greenhouses, Cabins…


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Comment by Brendon

Very cool!

Comment by MetroGypsy

Hi Derek, Belgian counterpart here.
Have you seen this video? Simple but AMAZING concept, makes me feel stupid as hell. Maybe you could use on of these in a future or existing project of yours.


Comment by Diederik

Diederik… I really like the water bottle lights.

I guess they wouldn't be feasible as a year round thing in Canada? I am limited in engineering ideas and skills but is there a way we can do something this way in cold areas where ice maybe a factor?

Comment by Bonnie

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