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Derek Diedricksen’s Tiny Gypsy Junker Cabin Can Be Yours for $1,200

Posted By Kristine Lofgren On March 18, 2013 @ 12:53 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Materials,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment

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Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is arguably the king of tiny houses [2]: his work has been covered everywhere from the New York Times to the History Channel, and his micro homes have inspired people [3] everywhere. One of Diedricksen’s recent projects, known as the Gypsy Junker micro cabin, is up for sale. If you have always wanted to get in on the tiny living movement, or just want a stylish little shed, the 32-square foot cabin can be yours for a cool $1,200 – a bargain for the innovative little habitat.

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The Gypsy Junker was built for Diedricksen’s Tiny Yellow House program, and was created out of reclaimed materials [5] that he found one piece at a time. Inside, a platform bed provides sleeping space that can double as a desk. Three windows provide ample natural light and a Dutch door – made using kitchen cabinet doors from his neighbor’s remodel – adds a touch of fun. A wine window made from tossed wine bottles adds color to the interior. According to Diedricksen, the cabin can sleep three and includes a small vegetable oil heater to keep you toasty in the winter. The roof is made out of clear plastic, which means that there is plenty of sun to add warmth or light inside the cabin.

The cabin structure itself is super sturdy, surviving two hurricanes [6], a fallen tree and three winters in Massachusetts, even more amazing given that it is made out of 90-percent trash that Diedricksen found at construction sites and in dumpsters. In order to finance new tiny living projects, Diedricksen has decided to part ways with the Gypsy Junker. The cabin is semi-portable and could be used as a camper or playhouse.

+ Relax Shacks [7]

Via Home Chunk [8]


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[2] tiny houses: http://inhabitat.com/tiny-house-perched-atop-a-rock-in-the-middle-of-a-river-withstands-45-years-of-floods/

[3] inspired people: http://inhabitat.com/12-year-old-sicily-kolbeck-is-building-her-very-own-solar-powered-tiny-house/

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[5] reclaimed materials: http://inhabitat.com/rain-capturing-cowshed-made-of-reclaimed-materials-redefines-sustainable-irish-design/

[6] hurricanes: http://inhabitat.com/mayor-thomas-menino-prepares-boston-for-climate-change-after-hurricane-sandy/

[7] + Relax Shacks: http://www.relaxshacks.blogspot.com/

[8] Home Chunk: http://www.homechunk.com/9522/2013/03/13/derek-diedricksens-gypsy-junker-micro-cabin-goes-on-sale-for-1200/

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