Tiny Houses Made of Junk

These tiny little houses made of junk and scrap wood first caught my eye in a Daily Mail article from England on Pinterest.

Already on his 10th birthday, the interest in creating small structures was sparked when ‘Deek’ Diedricksen received a copy of Tiny Houses by Lester Walker from his Dad. Now in his mid 30s, Deek experiments with his tiny structures as solutions for homelessness, festival tent alternatives, fun little forts for the backyard, and whatever else he can come up with. They’re all created from about 90% scrap wood and 10% new materials retrieved from construction sites (with permission of course).

Hickshaw Scrap Wood Structure

Scrap Wood Structures

Gypsy Junker Scrap Wood Structure

Gypsy Junker Scrap Wood Structure

Scrap Wood Shack

This little sneak peek that he just posted really has my interest peaked. But he hasn’t posted the full reveal yet, so we’ll just have to wait… patiently.

scrap wood structures

Alongside his tiny scrap wood structures, Deek also tinkers with anything else he might come up with for scrap wood. Like this junky-but-colorful-and-super-sturdy deck chair.

scrap wood deck chair

And he’s definitely not selfish. If he’s not providing it himself, he leads you to other sources where you can find plans to build your very own tiny structures. Just remember to source scrap wood, windows and castoffs for your project.

Don’t miss Deek’s Relaxshacks.com blog, his RelaxshacksDOTcom YouTube channel, or his book Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts: And Whatever the Heck Else We Could Squeeze in Here, available on Amazon.

And in case you’re wondering, I have 0% interests in promoting Deek’s works and books. I don’t get paid, no royalties, no secret video production deals and no kickbacks. I’m just a believer in people doing good things with recycled and repurposed materials. And I like to share.

Until next time…
Mike

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