Vermont Cabin Exterior (at the lower trail leading to the outhouse). Photo: Bruce Bettis

Derek “Deek” Diedreicksen is nothing short of amazing. He is as every bit as wise as he is eccentric. He lives in Suburbia but wreaks of backwoods. He is all at once the very things that excite those peering into the window panes of tiny houses and scare them all the same!

Deek was born, raised, and became an Eagle Scout (you can’t make this stuff up, my friends) in Madison, Connecticut, and is a graduate of Northeastern University. After college he went on to deejay at CBS radio station 104.1 WBCN in Boston. He is now the host and director of the online hit TV program Tiny Yellow House based on his designs and sketches. To his credit his work has also been featured in or has appeared on PBS, CBS, ABC, NPR,, The Seattle Times, New York Times, Boston Globe, and a number of international pubs.

His involvement with the tiny house community is unknown to most though. It seems he has always been part of the scene with his creative builds, well-attended workshops, and popular books. He has solidified his place as dreamer, builder, consultant, proponent, advocate, artist, interviewer, and lecturer.

To find out more about Deek and his tiny house universe find him and other ‘deekers’ at any of the BIO sites below:

As a personal thank you for allowing him to be a member of the tiny house community Deek is giving away a copy of his wildly popular book Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts (and whatever the heck else we could squeeze in here!) – AS WELL AS – an original tiny house sketch! Only one winner will be chosen but you can enter as many as 4 times by doing each of the following:

  1. Comment on this post by putting a note of thanks to Deek
  2. SHARE this blog post on your Facebook profile page
  3. Tweet this post link and include the hashtag #THAW2012
  4. Comment on the Facebook status update regarding this blog post

The winner will be chosen at 9pm EST tonight (via so hurry up and start socializing our digital thank you’s.

UPDATE: Today’s special winner is Jesse and Sean Sohl. They will be hearing from Deek soon in regards to their FREE copy of his awesome book  Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts (and whatever the heck else we could squeeze in here!) as well as an original sketch. Congratulations Jesse and Sean. For the rest of you? See you tomorrow; Day 5! (and another FREEBIE!!!!!)