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Admittedly, calling this renegade structure a “house” is a bit of a stretch, but at $200 a pop, these tiny abodes are awfully appealing.

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Erik Jacobs for The New York Times

Builder and designer Derek Diedricksen has created several of these miniature shelters from salvaged materials. With deliberately tongue-in-cheek names like, “the Hickshaw,” “Gypsy Junker,” and, “Boxy Lady” they are certainly charming if not exactly roomy.

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8 Responses

  1. relaxshax says:

    Hey Lili- thanks so much- thrilled to be a part of the HGTV blog! :)

    -Derek "Deek" Diedricksen (the tiny cabins/shelters guy from the NY TImes article)

  2. Anna@HGTV says:

    I want to tour the US in one of these when I retire. Also, reminds me of what the Mad Housers non-profit does for the homeless, but much swankier!

  3. Amy PureHome says:

    Absolutely not! No way could I live in one of these – I would get annoyed with myself. :)

  4. Maxie Coale says:

    These tiny homes will be great for the homeless. And should someone think of doing this, it will be showcase how green building can help the less fortunate.

  5. KTTC says:

    If you had no space for your office or studio in your home, one of these would do the trick, and at a very reasonable price to boot!

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Lili ZarghamiLili is Editorial Director of HGTV.com. Her personal obsessions include looking for just the right sofa, ogling real estate listings, and reading floor-plans. She has an admitted "chair problem," collecting...

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