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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Hickshaw Cabin For Sale- $800- AND on display in MA right now...

 NEW PHOTO ABOVE, and its been a looooong time since I posted this video (below), and when I did, it was on the old version of this blog around the beginning of 2010. So....this is the micro-mini prototype cabin (just to show some ideas by video, by example, and by recycled trash) I dubbed "The Hickshaw"- a rickshaw for hicks. It has since been built, both as-is in scale, and much larger, by a couple of people who have been kind enough to email me in the past. IT ALSO IS NOW FOR SALE.... ALL cedar too....$800.00. It, with some of my other cabins, tiny houses, shed work, and forts, has been in the NY Times, Seattle Times, Boston Glove, PBS, NPR, ABC, CBS, and so on...

RIGHT NOW, its on display at the Easton Library in Massachusetts, and it'll be there until I do a book speaking session/signing for "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" THIS Thursday (tomorrow)- 6:30 pm- FREE to all. I'll have the new books on hand/for sale, and might do a little slide show on some really cool tiny houses (many featured in my book) as well. (PS- I just confirmed two CT speaking dates for the summer too).

I also headed to Rockport, MA to check out a used wooden boat over the weekend, 20' in length, that I was considering picking up for a micro houseboat/shantyboat project I've been wanting to begin. Sadly, the boat wasn't right for what I want to do, so the search continues....

As small as this project is, it ISN'T, as the costs on any of these builds, even with a ton of recycled materials add up REAL quickly. This one would later require a boating license, an outboard motor, trailer, and so on.... YES, I will shoot a tour/how-to video of it down the road, if I ever make it that far. I'm also torn between starting this project, or one on a more sizeable house on wheels at some point- we'll see....

SO....for that reason, THE HICKSHAW, to anyone who might ever be interested, is for sale- $800- all of which will go towards this micro-mini houseboat or the other project (and eventual videos). Heck, whoever buys it, if I ever get 'er done, will be invited for a cruise or tour. kidcedar at gmail dot com.

As you can see in the photos, I've since made a few changes and improvements to this little cabin....I can deliver it as well, but for a slight fee/gas, etc.... two people is all it takes to move it, I've actually loaded it on my trailer alone several times.

It can be used as a micro garden office/shed, a kid's fort, a chicken coop- all up to you....its served me well and been on display in many states, fairs, and even at Walden Woods/Pond for a month long run. 

 Derek "Deek" Diedricksen runs the blog, Hosts "Tiny Yellow House" TV on youtube, and is author of the tiny house, fort, cabin, treehouse, and cottage design book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" which you can check out by clicking HERE.  


  1. how wide is the cabin Deek , its hard to tell in the video

  2. Hey Michael- its roughly 3' wide- a little under even....built to my frame, height, etc- with a little room to spare. Because of the two large windows and the clear roof it feels larger than it is inside though.

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