I picked up a PEACE brand "Manhattan" Cocktail drumset very recently, and have been having a ball with the thing. As I explain in the video/tutorial/solo clip below, "While a normal drum kit will take up about 49 square feet (a 7' by 7' area) this little stand-up kit, can be as compact as a mere THREE or FOUR square feet!" Check out more= peace-drums.com
BRAND NEW MICRO-SPACE DRUM VIDEO/SOLO
Yes, there are thousands of smaller instruments out there, but for drummers at heart, there IS an option now for those who live in tiny homes, and who don't really have a desire to pick up the harmonica, a single hand drum, or a clarinet.
(Above link- I most highly recommend (after playing AND research) the PEACE brand kits (by far)- but here is another style/example on the market (I can't speak first hand for the GP brand though).
Anyway, this video is a little off the beaten path, but it certainly DOES pertain to small space/micro home living, and I felt it might be fun, regardless of your musical tastes. It also is subject matter that really hasn't been covered by blogs at all. Kent Griswold, seeing the space-saving merit in the idea, will also, apparently, be carrying this video soon as well (Thanks Kent!). He is a tireless supporter of the scene, and an all around good guy- his blog, just in case (and probably one of the largest tiny house blogs out there) is www.tinyhouseblog.com.
Also- thanks to Donnie Byers and Devinstater Drumsticks- who supply/sponsor me (thankfully, as I hit HARD and go through sticks like toilet paper). If you want to check out a recent tune I wrote with Bill Bracken, with Gary Cherone on vocals (singer of Extreme, one-time Van Halen singer)- click on the link here (it made the OFFICIAL Van Halen news site!)-
Here's a link to the book mentioned in the video as well- and to the NEW edition of my book....
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen
(for fans of: drumset, drum kit, cocktail drums, drum solo, drumming demo, tiny housing, small living, micro-architecture).