Thursday, February 24, 2011

The 'MicroHouse' for under $200

For Artist/Designer, Derek Diedricksen, having a low budget and a small space doesn't get in the way of a building a cozy space-saving home... Not only are these MicroHomes built smartly with recycled materials, but they are cost-friendly at less than $200 each to build!
At about 24 square feet, the Gypsy Junker (pictured), made primarily out of shipping pallets, castoff storm windows and a neighbor’s discarded kitchen cabinets, is the largest of Mr. Diedricksen’s backyard structures.
They often have transparent roofing, which allows a fine view of the treetops, particularly in the smallest ones, where the most comfortable position is supine. They have loads of imaginative and decorative details: a porthole-like window salvaged from a front-loading washing machine, a flip-down metal counter taken from the same deceased washer. Mr. Diedricksen hates to throw anything away.
 ....I guess in the end, Home is where you 'hang your hat'. Even if there is just enough room to do just that!
See more of Diedrickson's MicroHome designs at the link below.




Thanks for the News Tip Jeff F.
via nytimes

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