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H.D. Thoreau’s Cabin/Walden Woods gets TINIER!
October 17, 2011, 10:28 am
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John Hanson Mitchell speaking about his experience with tiny, off-grid living

     Wow….whirlwind weekend, and I made it out alive. Saturday morning, myself, Sage Radachowsky (of gypsyliving.org),and author John Hanson Mitchell (“Living At The End Of Time”– about his building a tiny Victorian cabin), were the trio of speakers for Walden Woods’ test run of a tiny housing/tiny living seminar that they wanted to try.
     Earlier in the day, park ranger Peter Davenport (a great, and very knowledgeable guy) commented to me, “I’m just hoping for twenty or so people, that’s all”. Well, over sixty people showed up, and the park and its officials were so pleased and had so much fun at the event (where two of my cabins were on display as well- and will be for another week or more) that they now want to do it yearly.

Score a win for the tiny house team! And what a PERFECT locale to talk about downsizing, and living small and simple lives. As you can see in a few of the photos, they had the event stationed RIGHT next to the H.D. Thoreau recreation cabin.

Pinch me, that’s MY CABIN, “The GottaGiddaWay” in front of the Walden Woods Thoreau Recreation. “The Hickshaw” cabin, not pictured, stands on the opposite side of “The Classic”.

 The very next day, I also trekked out to NYC, where I was invited to speak at Jay Shafer’s Tumbleweed Workshop- which was a good time, and where I met so many creative, friendly, and open-minded people after the 90 minute presentation I gave. I’ll post some NYC tiny house happenings in a subsequent post soon, as SO MUCH went on this weekend. TWO STATES, TWO TINY HOUSE EVENTS, TWO HOURS OF SLEEP (not really…).

My book- Only $11.53 through the link in the left column of THIS blog- or through amazon.com (same thing).

 -Derek “Deek” Diedricksen


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That's awesome, Deek.. congratulations!

Comment by Scott

I love tiny houses but my only complaint about most of them is that it would cost more for me to build a tiny house then it would to build an earthbag home that is 3 to 4 times as large, which will probably meet my growing family's needs better. Still, they are awesome homes if it's for a single person or a couple starting out.

Comment by Marcos

hey Marcos,
True in some respects- but an earthbag home would usually take more labor/time (depending)- which many might not have (which is “money” in essense). They're also not as viable in certain climates- posing a problem for some, and an advantage for others. So its all relative. Thanks for chiming in!

Comment by Derek Diedricksen




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