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Derek “Deek” Diedricksen (Stoughton, MA) is back, with another episode of his Tiny Yellow House. This guy is such a natural, “endlessly entertaining,” as Letterman likes to say. In this episode, Deek gives us a tour of his mini-cabin/house built out of recycled junk (from dumpster diving/repurposing), and curbside materials. With a guitar tease/ guest appearance from Age Against The Machine/Anklelock/Any Given Enemy guitarist Bill Bracken Jr. (who’ll apparently be appearing in episode #3).

Tiny Yellow House #2: “Gypsy Junker” A Recycled Portable Cabin-Shack-Fort-Bunkhouse

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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.



  1. KentKB says:

    Deek is a Rock Star!
    Great post, you gotta love what he is building, and he is fun to watch too. I would love to see him build a fort/tiny yellow house at a Maker Faire.
    Reminds me of the forts we built as kids. I would love to know more about the veggie heater too.

  2. Goli Mohammadi says:

    So awesome! I wish Deek was my friend. I would certainly want him on my team–he has mad skills!

  3. Math Campbell says:

    Seriously, why haven’t you guys hired him already?
    The dude rocks; one of the best video-presenters I’ve seen in a long time, and his making credentials are pretty damned solid. That shack rocks, and I love the wee heater!

  4. Deek D says:

    Shiiit, Math- thanks man- Make’s gonna think you’re my brother or something- the feedback’s TOO positive! lol. Much appreciated.
    Episode #3 has been shot (it goes a little off the beaten path)- and we have more already scheduled….once we finish editing #3….

    And yeah, if Make ever need’s a East Coast freelance “fonzanoon”- I’d be all ears…

    Also, there eventually will be an add-on video about the tiny vegetable oil heater- I’ve drawn up some sketches for it too, etc- that I’ll partially post online, and anyone can have for free, if they check out my “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks…” indie/d.i.y. shelter book.

    Thanks to all (esp. Gareth!) once again….

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