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In response to our DIY Movie Making theme, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen sent us this first episode of Tiny Yellow Houses, a series he’s doing on backyard shackitecture, this one featuring his “Hickshaw,” a movable small structure designed to be used as a backyard hang-out space/tiny office or festival sleeping space.

Derek also has a self-published, hand-drawn book of his wacky, whimsical backyard structures, called Humble Homes… You can order it on his blog, Relax Shacks.

More pics from the book after the jump.

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Relax Shack Blog

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. outroot says:

    I really enjoyed this. Cool projects, extremely good presentation, and good personality. Keep it up.

  2. Becky Stern says:

    Loved the video!!

  3. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Yeah, “Deek” is a natural in front of the camera and should definitely do more of these vids.

  4. Chrome6 says:

    Great video!
    I love the information, and the presentation- looking forward to more episodes.

  5. Math Campbell says:

    Yeah, you guys should totally hook this guy up. He is awesome on camera.

    Will be watching again…

  6. Deek D says:

    (Blush)- thanks so much Gareth(!) n’ Math- I really appreciate it, and the feedback on this little d.i.y. video has been surprisingly positive- esp. for something with a straight-wingin’ it narration approach, and where we never shot more than 2-3 takes (if even that- most were one takes as we didn’t have much time to mess around).
    Anyway, subsequent shoots were going to take place in Mid-april, but I just talked to Steve Sherrick from Obscure Knowledge Productions (http://www.obscureknowledge.com ) and he has a window back from vegas in March- so we might get crackin’ on two more episodes sooner than later….

    Again- thanks so much!
    -Deek
    http://www.relaxshacks.com
    And author of “Humble Homes…”

  7. Tim Lewallen says:

    The video is much easier to follow than the cartoons. At least for me. But I LOVE the ideas!

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