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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Ultra-Tiny A-frame Single Sleeper Shelter/Cabin- photo update (and tiny house sketch concept #10)

Above is another, more recent, shot (in 20 degree weather!) of "The World's Smallest A-Frame Shelter"- lol- which is a single-sleeping, standable, wooden tent of sorts, built almost ENTIRELY with free, salvaged materials, and lumber. I added about $8.00 of tongue and groove flooring just yesterday, bringing my total budget up to a whopping $58 on this thing. The flooring is unnecessary, but was tossed in there as more of an aesthetic thing. 

Sketch #10 of our SIXTY long spree is below- for those just "tuning in", from now until the the official release date of the NEW version of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" (which you can already order on I'll be posting a new, not-from-that-book, or unreleased (or seen by very few, at least) sketch from my on-the-side archives. The theme's basically the same, but these sketches are more-so "rough drafts" as compared to "Humble Homes"- still, its all tiny houses, shelters, cottages, treehouses, shacks, shelters, and vacation camps.
     This is another one from the short run (very short) book/zine I put out aways back "Quick Camps and Legs Cramps"- that mini-book is long sold out, but we'll get more soon (AND we're sprucing up the look of the same book- color cover, etc).

"THE (Marsh) Strider"- a tiny house/cabin concept sketch by Derek "Deek" Diedricksen
$11.49 on the NEW edition of my book...
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen


  1. Love the lighting effect in the photo. Planned or a happy accident?

  2. Reminds me a bit of the tripods from The War of the Worlds ;)

  3. Thanks- the lighting was intentional- or at least the placement and multitude of color/sources- I just placed three candles and one L.E.D. flashlight until I liked the effect. And yeah, the sketch does look a little like the H.G. Wells tripods- or a spider/crab- which Wells based them off. I'm a big H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne fan...