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The Orange Owl- A tiny micro guest house/shed/office on wheels
 “The Orange Owl”– also the name of a side-project music act I’ve been messin’ with…
(“From the $0.99 Notebook of Deek D”)- CLICK TO ENLARGE THE SKETCH

Take a tumbleweed, but simpler, and shrink it with a ray gun (yet to be invented, sigh…). Here’s a sketch I was messing around with the other day towards a SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, and QUICK-TO-BUILD design/project for next month’s hands-on “Relaxshacks.com” tiny-house-building workshop (Nov 2-4) in Stoughton, MA. Twp spots left in our intimate group of twenty (kidcedar at gmail dot com). All ages, all skill levels, ALL FUN!
     I have already purchased the trailer so that we as a group can work on a project such as this, but I’m still hashing out WHAT I want it to look like. Also, for the sake of education, it has to incorporate some simple framing, a variety of tool use, a chance to work in some creative and recycled materials, rafter and roof work (two kinds perhaps), spacial contemplation as a group (the layout inside), and more- all while being something we can complete most of in three days. Oh yeah, ALL OF THIS, but while also being lightweight….

The beauty of these group projects- ANYTHING is subject to change, and nothing is set in stone. If workshop attendees have some great ideas to offer up, as they usually do, we just might add ’em into the mix…. AND, we’ll probably film a little of this for the show “Tiny Yellow House” on Make Magazine….

If you haven’t seen the show, here’s a TREEHOUSE episode we did a ways back- one I designed and built….

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
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