Build a Tiny House with Deek Diedricksen GF Radio

Tiny House Designer Deek Diedricksen joins Sarah and Eric to talk about how to build a tiny house of your own, how to use recycled materials in your tiny house, and how he published his book of Tiny House Designs,Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts
Deek and Eric talk about green building techniques, aka ‘Curbside Culling’ and how you can build a house with stuff your neighbors throw out. Eric’s Plywood Boat video is based on Deek’s design for a plywood boat he did for Make Magazine and on today’s show a discussion of how to build a boat from one sheet of plywood with zero skills, and how one can modify the plywood boat that we built on GardenFork.
Deek will be teaching at several Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshops in Miami and perhaps Boston.
Treehouse plans and how to attach a treehouse to a tree comes up next, Deek tells us a few different ways to secure a treehouse up in a tree, using recycled materials, of course. Plans for a tree house workshop are in a the works, and a tiny house houseboat is in the nascent stages.
Deek’s advice for how high to build a treehouse is not build it too high in the tree, and hardwood trees are better to secure tree houses to. Overbuild your tree house while keeping the weigh to a minimum is the mantra.
We name drop with Deek, talking about Andrew Odom, tiny house building and blogger, who was on this GF Radio episode, you can check out Andrew’s site here, and Eric talked about Gennaro Brooks-Church, green building contractor who talked about green building techniques in this episode of GardenFork.TV
The dilemma of curbside culling is next, what to do with all the recycled materials one picks up? Deek says to go ahead and build stuff with them.
We do a book review of Deek’s book here, take a look at some of the drawings inside Deek’s Tiny House book.

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  1. says

    Seems as if the wrong audio file is attached to this episode. When I downloaded from iTunes, and also when I tried to play this episode using the player on this site, the episode in which you discussed constructing a brick pizza oven is played.

  2. Eric Gunnar Rochow says

    thanks tim, Deek is a good fit on GardenFork his book is amazing, i have a few ideas for GF shows from it already. eric.

  3. says

    Thanks for the fun questions Eric- and I’d love to see some of your interpretations on the book’s ideas on GF. Have a great weekend and keep up the good work!


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