Meet the backyard architect whose book shows off inventive micro-homes with eye-popping, comic-book-style art
Author Deek Diedricksen in his $100 disaster relief shelter, the "GottaGiddaWay."
Diedricksen's "GottaGiddaWay" en route to a Cape Cod Eco Fest.
Diedricksen in his backyard "laboratory."
The "Hickshaw," as seen in the first episode of Diedricksen's online show, "Tiny Yellow House."
Diedricksen built this Vermont "sleep space" for his brother Dustin's 30th birthday.
The interior of a guest house -- called the "Wolfe's Den" -- that Diedricksen built for a client in the Catskills, N.Y.
A sample page from the book, showing plans for a tiny sauna: "Sweatin' with the Oldies."
Another sample page, with a plan for a swamp-side abode (complete with dock and cantilevered cooking table): "Down at Big Lee's Swamp, a.k.a. 'Pondview.'"
George Crawford's portable "Vardo" is one of several non-Deek-created micro-houses featured in the book.
Another is this Hobbit-home-like "Eco-hab Domehouse."