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Early 2012, through The Lyons Press (home to tiny housing books from David and Jeanie Stiles, Shay Solomon, etc) is the NEW/current release period for the expanded, very tweaked version of my book “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks…” (a few underground copies remain- online only, for a little while- see the righthand column on THIS blog) but in the meantime, as I have to clean up my small house and ATTEMPT to downsize….
An old pre-Humble Homes mini-book of mine, “Quick Camps and Leg Cramps” that I barely released in 2009, is going to be offered up on my website soon. I retouched a few things quite a ways back, added a newer cover early last year, and after the attendees in my 2011 Relaxshacks.com Workshop here in MA (July 9th) all get a copy of it as part of this tiny shelter/house building course- I’ll soon after re-release/re-post it here on the site….
Basically its a small packet-style zine/mini book- only about 26 pages or so…..but in “slop sketch” brainstorm-form. Its composed of some of the initial ideas for “Humble Homes…” way back when, in their raw, unedited form- and many ideas that never made the book for lack of room, and well, because some of them were just too “out there”. I think you guys will dig it in a fun, bizarre sense. I’ve always wanted to see the behind-the-scenes, rough sketch notebooks of many architects and tiny house designers, and basically, no holds barred, nothing “purtied-up”, this is what this book is all about. So, sometime after July, I’ll have it up and available again- as I have about 200 or so dusty copies I just never got around to doing anything with.
I might consider releasing it in e-zine/e-book form too….but I have to work on that.
I’m going to work out a portion of the proceeds to some soon-to-be-named charity too…..or perhaps towards the funding of a few of those micro-homeless huts/shelters I’ve been talking about.
“THE U.B. 30 Treehouse”- which we built only recently- is, idea-wise, from one of the sketches in this book….Here’s its video tour…
-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
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