The $200 Microhouse

created at: 03/10/2011

Oh boy, what couldn’t you do with a tiny, modern home in your backyard?! Especially when the materials only cost $200.   Derek Diedrickson makes tiny, playful houses out of upcycled materials. The New York Times reports, “For ingenuity, thrift and charm, Mr. Diedricksen’s tiny structures are hard to beat. Made of scavenged materials, they cost on average less than $200 to build….

created at: 03/10/2011

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. “

created at: 03/10/2011

Derek is quite the fascinating artist; read more of his feature at NYTimes.com, and then check out his self-published, illustrated instruction book.