This is a book that was written a few years ago (published in 2009) by Derek Diedricksen. It’s a zany book that has been called a book about tiny structures, simple shacks, ramshackle retreats, cozy cottages, and funky forts.
Or if you prefer, it’s about building small houses, shacks, cottages, and forts.
All can be called a humble home.
Apparently Derek was always fascinated by small houses. He decided to combine his artistic flair and wild imagination into a book.
Inside the book you’ll find a combination of written word, illustrations, black and white drawing and some of his notes/hand-written commentary.
It was written in a very creative and entertaining style.
Full of creative ideas for using recycled materials to build a small home. Idea like using colorful glass to make a window that is like a portal on a ship, or using the glass from a front-loading washing machine for a window.
There are lots of highly imaginative ideas for using what some people would call junk and repurposing it into something completely unique and imaginative. One of the intentions for the book was to get your own creative juices flowing, to let your imagination flow and to guide you into starting your own small place.
Needless to say the book is a fun read, it’s entertaining yet informative. Who knows where his ideas could lead you in your own imagination.
That’s a style of writing that I really like – one that is full of motivation and imagination. It’s a book that gets me thinking about my own style and uniqueness without the worry about what others think. Sort of gives us permission to be ourselves and display that style without concern.
His ideas lead you into building a cozy living space using salvaged materials with only a few power tools.
When you let your imagination and creativity go you could find yourself with a house that is unique to you that didn’t cost you a fortune to build.
The Humble Homes book comes highly rated in Amazon. The majority of reviews have given it 5 stars.