Should a $5,000 Shed Be Used as a Tiny House?

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 if you want to grow your building skills.


Here’s Deek’s other video on Sheds.


10×16 Tiny House “Shed” in Vermont

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 forum. Photos by rich2Vermont. See even more photos all in one place on



Steve and Kassie Frith’s Tiny House

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.

The Perfect Shed

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

Poll Shows Primary Use of Sheds Is No Longer for Storage

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.

Bebe by Pin-Up Homes

This gable shed is probably the smallest one we offer. Although Bebe is not so large, you can spend in it beautiful moments as well as in the others.” – Pin-Up Homes

Learn more about Bebe