- 1:50 pm - Thu, Feb 24, 2011
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From The $200 Microhouse - NYTimes.com:
Derek Diedricksen makes “playful micro-shelters out of junk” in the backyard of his home in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
“At about 24 square feet, the Gypsy Junker [pictured above], 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.”
“Sawed-off yellow, blue and green wine bottle bottoms make for a colorful lower-level window in the guest area, and there is a heating unit with an exterior vent built from a frying-pan base, with a broken brass cymbal that serves as a heat reflector.” The exterior counter is the side of an old front-loading washing machine. (He used the washing machine’s porthole-like window in another structure made from salvaged materials.)
“Mr. Diedricksen makes a living doing carpentry and spends a lot of time as Mr. Mom to his two young children, but he has also been a comic book writer, a D.J. and a home inspector, and is a drummer in a Rage Against the Machine tribute band called Age Against the Machine.”
Read the rest of The New York Times story, and view a slideshow of Diedricksen’s various cabins, here.
His video of the Gypsy Junker is here.
Junkitecture. Palletecture. Charming.
(hat tip to Naomi Seldin, @SimplerLiving on Twitter)
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