Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures (Paperback)

Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures By Derek Diedricksen Cover Image

Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures (Paperback)

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If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible. Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own. You’ll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.


Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is the author of Micro Living and Microshelters. He has hosted, built, and designed for the HGTV series Extreme Small Spaces and Tiny House Builders, as well as for the DIY Network, and has just released a feature-length documentary file, The Box Truck Film: Building a REUSEful Home. His work has been featured in numerous places in print and online, including NPR, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Seattle Times, the Wall Street Journal, Make magazine, Yahoo.com, Apartment Therapy, Treehugger.com, and Design Sponge. Diedricksen has taught hands-on building workshops around the United States since 2010, runs the YouTube design channel "RelaxshacksDOTcom", and professionally builds tiny houses, tree houses, and backyard offices for clients. He lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
Product Details ISBN: 9781612123530
ISBN-10: 1612123538
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: August 31st, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English
“Author Derek Diedricksen zeroes in on the DIY art of small living in his new book, Microshelters. What he finds is a highly motivated, occasionally eccentric community of hobbyists who challenge themselves to pack tons of functionality into spaces that are barely bigger than parking spots.”
– Dwell