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A-frame Treehouse/Tiny House/Shed Office Part 2
November 30, 2012, 3:10 pm
Filed under: a-frame, shedworking/shed office, tiny house, tree fort, tree house

This is NOT what we’ll be building in Wilmington, NC- April 26th-28th at our HANDS-ON Tiny House Building Workshop, but I WOULD like to build another one of these up on my Vermont Land, perhaps as a future tree house building workshop, where, in groups, we build a guest hut, OR TWO….. we’ll see….

Anyway, here’s another shot of something I’ve been working on….problem is, here in New England, when it gets cold as all “get out”, outdoor work tends to slow to a crawl, or a complete stop- paints and caulks don’t cure, fingers freeze, and windburn (not fun) is always inevitable.
    Again, this is a simple A-frame, but one that was intended as a small art office, and one that could easily be built in a tree, as a tree house, even a hut for guests, as its so light in weight. As for the rest of it, I can’t really show you for awhile, as its not quite done- what you see is only a third of the whole project.

Eventually, alongside the work of FIFTY or so other builders, and designers, this one will be showcased in yet another book I’ve been working on. if you’d like to submit your work.

And, with the Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus season around the corner…..check out my “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks” book- MADE and PRINTED IN THE USA– I made sure of it when I signed the book deal- and the book cover proudly displays that fact. I’ll soon be selling signed copies, with a bonus gift to each who order one- more on that soon….

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen


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Does anyone know of home builders grand rapids mi that are strong in all areas of design building and contracting and bring a true collaborative spirit to the project?

Comment by miley swan

I'd love some dimensions on this one, Deek! I can easily picture this one sitting in the bed of a pick-up truck as a nouveau-esque gypsy camper. Hey, that could be a project idea for me!

Comment by Hoopajoo

this one is only 6' wide, and about 8' long- the side/rafters were made with 2by10s- I can stand in the center- so the height becomes about 6.5' or more….plywood on one face (which will also help with strength and bracing) and the other is white (but translucent) poly roofing (12' sheets cut down to size). Been thinkin' of making a super-simple trailer-cabin out of one myself- you should do it!

Comment by Relaxshacks

Nice! I am looking forward to more details on this one.

Comment by Phil

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