Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen shares his thoughts and experience on using inexpensive sheds as tiny houses… when to do it, when not to do it, and what to look out for in materials and quality. For more from Deek subscribe to the Relaxshacks YouTube Channel and be sure to check out his workshops at Relaxshacks.com if you want to grow your building skills.
Here’s Deek’s other video on Sheds.
Rich in Vermont built this tiny 10×16 shed. This photo was taken in 2013. Here’s what he said when he posted the photo.
I’m done with clapboard! Well, not entirely, but I need a couple of doors on the shed before that can happen. The second coat of paint is on, but the trim paint won’t be done until next year.” – rich2Vermont
Read the entire forum thread on the countryplans.com forum. Photos by rich2Vermont. See even more photos all in one place on photobucket.com.
Pictured here is one of two houses featured in the linked article from the Yakima Herald.
Across the Yakima Valley in Tieton, Kassie and Steve Frith are just settling down in their own tiny home, towed from Omaha, Neb., in mid-July. They relocated because Kassie will begin her first year at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.” – Yakima Herald
Also from the same story…
Samantha and her husband Robert, 29, started building their tiny home around Thanksgiving 2014. The 8-by-24-foot trailer that serves as the base makes the footprint of their living space just less than 200 square feet. They affectionately named their home SHED; partially because of its size and also because the project is about “shedding the superfluous.”” – Yakima Herald
Continue reading at the Yakima Herald. To learn more about these houses visit Steve and Kassie’s website and Samantha and Robert’s website.
A shed on the roof of a Suzuki. The breadth of creativity out there never ceases to amaze me. Wouldn’t it be cool if the shed/house could dismount?
via The America Dream.
We named our design “The Perfect Shed,” it has the perfect proportions (discovered by the ancient mathematician Euclid) of the ‘golden ratio.’ Having designed sheds for 30 years, we think the size is perfect too. It is 10ft x 12ft – neither too big nor too small.” – David Stiles
Read more about this Timber Framed Shed
Research from Dunster House suggests that keeping sheds as storage areas is no longer the most popular way of using them – more than half of the people surveyed said they use their shed as a dedicated hobby space or relaxing hideaway.” – Shedworking
Read more about Sheds more popular for working in than storage says poll.
The 10 by 12 (shed) with a 13-foot ridge gave us enough room to tuck in a sleeping loft. We hacked the plans to extend the roofline out 4 feet over the door, and we built the floor out of of 2x4s.” – Apartment Therapy
Read and see more of Four People (and a Dog) Living in 180 Square Feet House
A grandmother named Monica Smith worked on her tiny 8 x 10 shed in her back yard. Her neighbors laughed when they realized she was converting it into a tiny cabin. It was very strange that she was putting so much effort into this small space. However it was not just a hobby this grandmother had a plan.” – Kent
Read and see more at Tiny House Blog…