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A cool recycled VAN-ity mirror for your cabin, tiny house, or vacation hut….
March 7, 2012, 11:44 am
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Christopher Smith (from Tiny: The Movie) and I, shot a video tour of this place for an upcoming edition of “Tiny Yellow House” on youtube ( for Make Magazine), while we were out in Seattle, and we have MANY more photos on the way. For the time being, I just wanted to show you a rather cool, free, adjustable, mirror, compact in size, that might be perfect for the bathroom, or wet bath in the tiny house that you might be planning on building. Yes, its a Van’s side-view mirror (A VANity mirror, as Hal dubbed it). I spent the night in Hal C’s 68 square foot guest house in Fremont (part of Seattle), and the place was just LOADED with some fun and unique ideas. Wait til’ I show you the photos on his other secret-passage bathroom down the road.

With a cement floor, a central drain, and a completely tiled wall, this wet bath works very well.

 You can spend the night in Hal’s place (REAL affordable- $70 a night I believe) by contacting him at

And AGAIN, LOTS of photos on the way from this trip, where I guest spoke at the Tumbleweed Tiny House Co’s well attended workshop. This trip doubled as a photo shoot for one of my upcoming books. To see some of my other tiny house travel photos and work, LOTS of its in the new “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks” book. Thanks for all your support, anyone who picked up a copy- just $11.29! Below…

Yeah, with a 7am shoot (after arriving at almost 1 am in the morning from Boston) I’m not exactly lookin’ my best! lol.

Above: Can’t find a sink tiny enough for your small-house bathroom? Make one! Hal’s is a metal salad bowl.

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen


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very cool … but need more little micro cabins ….. meeee addicted !!!

Comment by michaelwelsh61

i keep playing the videos for the boxy lady , the gypsi junker etc … like to see more 6 by 8 or 8 by 8 designs .. im a little meatier than the average guy …need a Fatboy Slim model … cabins just a bit bigger and prehaps with sleeping lofts.myself .. i have been inspired with a few ideas , but dont know where to start.

Comment by michaelwelsh61

Thanks Mike- I put out a video on an 8' by 8' on my youtube channel “Relaxshacksdotcom”- and more on the way….

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