Friday, February 25, 2011

The $200 Microhouse

An interesting article on repurposing materials to create small shelters. Click the quote to read more:

"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. 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. Mr. Diedricksen hates to throw anything away."

As a designer, frugalista and environmentally-concious person, I love what Diedricksen is doing. It's kind of like "productive hoarding" - he collects "junk", but reuses it in inventive ways rather than cluttering his home. Keep up the awesomeness.

Kristen Ziegler

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