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A sneak peak at the early incarnations of "THE ODD POD"- a micro house/cabin/vacation shelter….
July 14, 2011, 2:25 pm
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“THE ODD POD” design by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen- a micro vacation home for two- computer layout by Shelton Davis of This is an early, VERY rough draft of one of the new cabins that will be in my NEW book…

   As I’ve mentioned- the NEW, EXPANDED version of my book (order via the link below) “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts (And Whatever The Heck Else We Can Squeeze In Here) is now out for pre-order- at a HUGE discount too- $11.53 for a short time- so pick one up……inside the new edition will be BRAND NEW designs, a new intro from designers David and Jeanie Stiles, TWO color photo insert sections, new cartoons and sketches, new text sections, and another chapter called “Trixuvthatraid” (“Tricks Of The Trade”) where we see informational interview snippets from chats I conducted with the likes of Dee Williams, Lloyd Kahn, Kent Griswold, Jay Shafer, Alex Pino, Mimi Zeiger, Cathy Johnson, Michael Tougias, Duo Dickinson, Colin Beaven, and a huge host of others involved in the field- SOME REALLY cool tips for designing and organizing/plotting small spaces. So yeah, I guess I’ve been kinda busy…..

That said- the ONE single non-hand-sketched offering in the book (later to be available as plans) is something that I designed called “The Odd Pod”- and with the help of the ever-awesome Shelton Davis from, we tweaked this design to look pretty dang slick. What you see is only an early, rough incarnation of the shelter- and not what its going to look like in the book. The final design is far different than this, but with the same general idea….a mini cabin with a sleep loft, that doubles as a roof over a porch/work-space area- and one that could later be screened in, or enclosed for more living room.

Anyway, back to workin’ on some new projects- and readying more photos of our 2011 workshop from last weekend….

Order the book at this link here….

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen


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