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For our Kickstarter Backers: Tiny House Sketches from Derek Diedricksen.

Last month, we were able to meet up with Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, tiny house blogger, author, architect and all-around “mad scientist.” We were in NYC working on post-production for the film and Deek was also in Brooklyn, to lead a Tumbleweed Tiny House Building Workshop.

We first met Deek last fall, when we interviewed him for the documentary and produced this short video on his micro sculpture-meets-shelter work. We launched our Kickstarter campaign for the film soon after, and Deek generously stepped up to offer two original sketches of any tiny house as a reward for new backers.

The first backer, Jim Wheeler, requested that Deek draw him a portrait of our very own tiny house in Colorado. Deek graciously complied and, based on a few photos that we sent to him, sent the sketch above. The next backer, Kendra Robinson, requested a portrait of her tiny dream home, which she hopes to one day build on a foundation up in the snowy mountains nearby:

Once again, HUGE thanks to Deek for his donations to our campaign, and to our Kickstarter backers for making this film possible!

For a taste of Deek’s current work, check out this Tiny House Shipping Container tour that Christopher shot and edited with Deek in Seattle last fall:

Making the Film

One Response

  1. He is a mad cool sketcher. Love his style!

    November 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

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