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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Another "Slop-sketch" for Tiny House/Home Book #3- A micro, passive solar, cabin

Here's are some "messin' around" sketches I had/and have drafted for someone on the side- for brainstorming ideas. The basic idea is from a rounded wedge-shaped cabin of mine that you might have seen in The NY Times' Joyce Wadler article "The $200 Microhouse"- based on several of my mini-shelters and cabins (I've attached a photo (by me- OF NY Times photographer Erik Jacobs) way below...
    Anyway, its a simple, building-block of a cabin- that can be expanded upon in size (VERY easily), carried by two people, quickly built, and is durable, passively solar (it could be used as a seed-starting cold frame, or hot-water batch heater/solar shower-heater too!), and was designed for potential use (larger versions of it) in disaster relief situations- a la Hurricane Katrina, and now the aftermath of the massive earthquake in Japan, for example.

So....without further talk-up/explanation, here's some of those simple, quick, spitballed sketches- not super pretty, but the ideas are there...

Some of these ideas and designs will be expanded upon and included in an upcoming book- one of my follow-ups to my book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks..."- which you can order in the righthand column of my blog.....

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen
(File under: Micro homeless shelters/cabins/huts, prefabircated dwellings and structures, tiny houses and tents)


  1. We plan to build one as a hideout for our 6 year old this spring. I think there may be a problem with the sketch, it doesn't load on the web page.

  2. sorry- it was there originally, but don't know what happened- I just reposted the sketch