NY Times Featured Weird Tiny Guest Cabin/Garden Shelter/Camping Shed

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Price: $1200 Address: 32 Email First Lane
Type: Sale City: Boston
Bedrooms: 1 State: MA
Bathrooms: Country: US
Size: 32 Sq. Ft. Postal Code: 02215
Times viewed: 107,780 views Contact Lister

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Note from Deek: I actually don’t want to part with this so much, but my yard is so small, and I need to make way for a few new micro-architecture projects I’m working on (houseboat, tiny house on wheels), and another one or two that I’d like to start soon. The money from this sale will be channeled directly into those projects. It also took an insanely long time to build this, and more so find the needed materials, one piece at a time, so I think the price is far more than fair, considering. Its plenty sturdy, and has held up through three harsh winters now just fine.

This little cabin was built by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen for his “Tiny Yellow House” Program- Deek is now a host for The DIY Network, and runs the small living blog Relaxshacks.com.
This little garden pod/micro cabin has been featured on the cover of the NY Times Home and Garden section, The Seattle times, Boston Globe, UK Daily News, and more. Tv-wise, it has appeared on CBS, The History Channel, ABC, and a ton of online programs from Spaces TV, to Yahoo.com (on their homepage!).
The “Gypsy Junker” (it loosely resembles a gypsy wagon and is made from a slew of recycled materials) is approximately 30-32 square feet, with a sleep platform that doubles as a bed. It was featured in the builder/author’s book “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”.
While it does have wheels, you WILL need a flatbed trailer (5′ wide at least) to move this, or it would be much easier to hire a flat bed tow truck (prob $150-$200 fee).
The interior art and furnishings do not come with it.

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Listing Archived

Listing Details :
Listed on : 27/02/2013
Property Id : #19599

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Additional Features

Video features/tours of this cabin....

Clip from The China Times News Network...a HUGE station... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tcHz7fGbtk

"Tiny Yellow House" TV tour of it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmR3kx660gw

Spaces TV (NYC)- backyard tour- it appears later in the episode... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7kNXJo5VM

NY TIMES article... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/24/garden/24tiny.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Location : 32 Email First Lane,Boston,MA,US,02215

24 Comments → “NY Times Featured Weird Tiny Guest Cabin/Garden Shelter/Camping Shed”

  1. Virginia La Monica

    Feb 28, 2013

    I love your designs Deek!


  2. Johna

    Feb 28, 2013

    Love so many of these listings but have to ask. Why the super wide angle lenses on all of these? They do not enhance the look of the space because they are so distorted. As a viewer and prospective buyer, I would much rather see the property as it really looks. We know they are small spaces so why use the same camera tricks that traditional property listings use? Just curious as it seems to be common across so many of these listings.


    • Jennie

      Feb 28, 2013

      I’m just guessing, but I wonder if the wide angle isn’t a trick but rather the only way to get that small a space in the photo? I’m no photography expert, so I don’t even know if that makes sense…

      How do you get into this cabin?


      • Deek

        Mar 03, 2013

        you’re exactly right, in very small spaces there is no way to photo an interior with a regular lens……you’d only end up seeing such a small portion of it. Thats the only reason.


    • Victoria Whitcher

      Mar 07, 2013

      Is that like a wood stove coffee can design?? Intresting!

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  4. Tiny Houses Hankerings

    Feb 28, 2013

    I love this little structure. it is just toooo freakin cute!


  5. RLynne

    Feb 28, 2013

    I agree. I get sick of trying to figure out what the home really looks like with the distorted view. I too would like to just see it how it is. Its hard enough to picture in 3D without the distortion to confuse us even more. Please just take “normal” photos if you are posting online. If the whole thing won’t fit in the photo, then either use a panoramic shot, or else take mutliple shots in order, showing something (as a landmark) as you take each picture around the parameter of the room. Ie, end of couch is on the right, but next shot it is on the left and now includes the lamp and chair on the floor next to it, next shot shows the same chair and dining table next to it, etc. Do that until the whole room has been taken in mutliple shots instead of 1 distorted shot. Also helpful is a floor plan, whether official copy or one drawn up by hand with approx dimensions and placement of things. This is VERY helpful to include in listings. Thanks.


    • Deek

      Mar 03, 2013

      …..there are THREE tour videos attached to this that I thought would be “above and beyond”…..also, I do not own a panoramic camera. Sorry to anger you so. Good points, but a regular lens will not capture this, its very small…take care


  6. sparky

    Mar 05, 2013

    Just wanted to say “Hi” Deek and thanks for all you do for the Tiny House movement. Love your videos and your projects. Keep ’em coming!


    • Deek

      Mar 08, 2013

      Thanks sparky! and all else too! Have a good weekend!


  7. Kelley Chambers

    Mar 24, 2013

    Deek, this hasn’t sold yet?????


  8. Jordan

    Mar 31, 2013

    I am interested but would need to get it to Colorado and was wondering if you could give me an estimate of the cost and names/websites of some services that could do this.


  9. Andrea

    Apr 14, 2013

    FYI, “gypsy” is a derogatory term for the Romani people. Please consider that when naming your little shacks in the future. And, honestly, cultural appropriation aside, this shed does not resemble a vardo in any way.


    • Karen R.

      Oct 02, 2014

      Hard to believe that the Politically Correct Syndrome has made it’s way to the Tiny House community!!

      If I ever am lucky enough to live in one, as opposed to homelessness, then I am going to name MY TINY HOUSE…..Gypsy Red Skins…..

      What I find to be derogatory is people who constantl feel as though their only purpose on earth is to instruct the rest of us as to “what is proper to say”.

      Get a prescription for Valium and leave us alone.

      Wish I could sign this Gypsy Red Skins….but I haven’t legally changed my name yet.

      Until then……find something wrong with what I just said, Best Regards, Karen R.


  10. reebi

    Jul 08, 2013

    Deek, this is very cool. I remember seeing it featured…somewhere:)

    My question is…does it have insulation? You ARE in Boston:) I am planning to move this or something like it to Upstate NY….very cold there…and need something insulated well. Let me know if you have a moment. Thanks


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  17. trish jordain

    Sep 25, 2015

    Deek, I am very interested in your tiny homes. I NEED one!! One floor, disability prevents me from going to a second floor or basement, though I have NEVER heard of a TH with a basement. It sounds so ridiculous just saying that, a basement would 1, mean it is not a TH, 2. it would make IMPOSSIBLE to be moved, 3. It would be an extremely idiotic thing to even think about.


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