Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses cost just $200 to make.
What the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail.
The 33-year-old uses parts of discarded household items to ensure each home has basic functions, the glass from the front of a washing machine is converted in a porthole-like window while a sheet of metal becomes a flip down counter.
Assembled in his back-yard, the carpenter has built the portable shelters ranging in size from just four to 24 square feet.
'I've always been obsessed with tiny architecture. For my 10th birthday, my father gave me a book, 'Tiny Houses,' by Lester Walker, an architect, ' he told the New York Times.
When he was growing up in Connecticut, he built a backyard shed where he played computer games along with countless forts and tree houses.
The largest of his structures is the Gypsy Junker at 24 square feet with a roof height of up to 5ft 10inches. It is made out of shipping pallets, castoff storm windows and discarded kitchen cabinets.
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