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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tiny TREE HOUSE pods for the homeless?

Hey all!

'Been WAYYYYYY too busy building, designing, traveling, and teaching workshops this year, so the blog has been "unloved" for a bit, but I'm going to try to find sometime to post little updates on what I'm doing here and there.

So, for starters..... Tiny House Summer Camp 3 (sold out) is on the horizon, and we'll be working on FOUR different projects/structures.... one of them (the smallest) being a tree house pod of sorts (lightweight and VERY inexpensive) that also might have potential as use for a small homeless shelter/sleeper (half the initial intent).

When done, it'll be able to sleep two on its floor- sleeping bag style. You can't stand in it (working one one of those too), but there will be plenty of room to stretch out, and some built-in shelving. Of course, in the case of the homeless, it probably would NOT be position in a tree, but on legs on the ground.

What is show is the INSIDE wall, which will radiate its color through the parallel clear wall. The exterior will all be natural tongue and groove (and later, plywood could be used- cheaper!)

Basically, I'm seeing lots of pods for short-stays for the homeless that are devoid of character or style, and that are too drab in color, so I'm just messing around with this as a new, very mobile, idea- yes, it could easily be pushed on wheels.

Eventually we'll have a time lapse video of the whole project as we assemble one of these in Vermont.

AND..... we've quietly announced our NEXT workshop- BELOW. A sign up link and more details will be coming soon! This event is going to be HUGE!

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen