Mini houses made from the junk of others (11 Photos)

Derek Diedricksen has found a practical use for junkyard materials– he makes micro-shelters in his backyard. As disgusting as that may sound the results are quite impressive, really.


  • Brosef Mcbaconator

    Like they say.. One mans trash is another Mans treasure.

  • winston002

    where do you poop?

    • PelMAN420

      in your poop bucket of course!

      • aosux

        My buddy got a poop bucket for his bday. He is stoked

        • Paula

          In my mouth!



    Those are rad. I'm giving up my apartment and just living in one of those on the cheap, and just drink on the cheap. Don't worry, though, I'll still pay my tax share.

  • Sizzle

    Nicer than my house…:$

  • napamamascribe

    #9 I want one!

  • David Miller

    Would've to have something like this when I was a kid

    • yarrowforyou

      when i was a kid i did have some thing like this… only much larger- 2 stories with the second having sloped ceilings with the highest point being 4 ft. my dad used scrap wood, old windows from a friend, and our old back door. when i got a bit older(12) we ripped out the wood floor and put in bricks, upstairs we put in that cheap green indoor/outdoor carpeting, and repainted everything. my friend and i also found furniture, blankets, curtains, and various knick knacks at garage sales and thrift shops. in it's prime it was amazing. now it's used for storage.

  • imbrovvn

    Kinda makes me want to go do something more productive than just "theChive"….. NAAHW.

  • Pete Ribaudo

    probably has a bitch of a wife

    • bubblerider86

      I'm thinking that's why this "hobby" started…"No honey i heard you dishes, laundry, groceries, yep i'll get right on that"…*runs to backyard 😉

  • TheBayouBeatDotCom

    Cool but Needs More BOOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dirty Dingus

    Just as impressive is the lighting in the photos.

  • bless1

    Yup, needs more boobs and perhaps a gap or two.

  • mith

    what a huge waste of time, money and effort.

  • equalizermax

    I hope it comes with the Heat.. It's freezing outside

  • Tom

    They have these all over the place… They are called shantis.

  • Ben

    they should build these in africa

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  • papa

    NOTE: latchlock only accessible from outside, wonder if he rents this out to pedobear?? #1

  • Lia

    I can’t figure out why someone would think that what this guy does is even remotely disgusting. After all, he’s not using old toilet paper and snot rags. Granted, they wouldn’t be my first choice in places to live, but they’re better than some of the alternatives…

  • Jordan

    C'mon son.

  • moeshere Foxdale

    he should side them in the back of his truck and drop them off for the homeless all over the city….art meets life…call it..hehe…..

  • kosmici

    Cool pictures

  • Mr. Big

    I didnt know poor people were so creative

  • joe Pancake

    Aww common baby, it's a little cozy…

  • 4SOC20saint

    he started out cuz he needed a place to hotbox and the wife wouldnt let him do it in the house then she started decorating the shit so he built another one…and so on

  • Ukulelemike

    Wow-so who throws away all that wood? Out where I am, if I could find that much good, recyclable wood, my goats would be living on the gravy train with biscuit wheels!

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