Thursday, June 9, 2011

A really cool micro-loft/bedroom hideout for kids (and adults?)

I just love this one....

 I especially dig its use (and repainting) of a simple wooden step ladder- which would work great in many tiny house and cabin applications (and these can be found at tag/yard sales all the time for close to nothing).

From AT....
Names: Wylder (2) & Arlo (3 months) Smith
Location: Clinton, Oklahoma
A few weeks back we had the pleasure of touring the home of Meridith and Jason Smith on Apartment Therapy. They've been busy with some serious renovating including their boys', Wylder and Arlo's, rooms and playspace. Let's just say there's already a waiting list of folks requesting to move in! Now, are you ready to see where that ladder goes?


-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

Friday, June 3, 2011

Two micro-cabin treefort/treehouse videos (shelters for the homeless?)

Up n' runnin'- finally....had a blast making it and filming it with Steve Sherrick (Modern Vintage Productions)- who is now working on the new Adam Sandler film (congrats- Steve)- so we might lay low on new shoots for just bit (we'll see)- although we have FOUR unaired ones in the bag, awaiting editing- so editing superhero Mike Amato might jump in for those....

And for those who missed the "U.B. 30" Treehouse we built (in ONE day)- check out the video tour below....

Back on the "GottaGiddaWay"- This shoot shows the post NY-Times version of this tiny little single sleeping hut, with a new leg chamber for stretching out in, and a few other small add-ons you might notice.

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

A treehouse/treefort shaped like an owl/vampire/pacman ghost/spaceship???

I've gotten all those references so far.....whatever the case, it was built in one day, the transported to VT (from MA) and erected in a single day as well. I dubbed it "The U.B. 30" as it was a 30th birthday gift for my brother Dustin. It was based on a loose notebook sketch I had, and might end up in the newer/2nd version of my book, "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" in 2012 through The Lyons Press....

Here's a video we took deep in the woods of Vermont of this two-sleeper tiny cabin/fort/guest dome....(built and designed by myself)

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen