Something Small Posted on June 29th, 2011
Meet Derek Diedricksen of Stoughton Massachusetts who makes playful micro-shelters out of junk. For ingenuity, thrift and charm, Diedrickson’s structures are hard to beat. Made of scavenged materials, they cost on average less than $200 to build. They have transparent roofing – all the better to see the tree tops; loads of imaginative and decorative details – like a pickle jar for a window; and a port hole salvaged from a front-loading washing machine and walls made from pallets. Diedrickson’s structures are alternatives to the cardboard box, far sturdier and sprinkled with charm and make great use of recyclables. I like creativity. I love his mini-houses. But my first question is – where is the toilet?