Micro Living, by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

30 Oct
micro living derek deek diedrik


If you’ve ever thought about moving to a Tiny House, start downsizing ASAP.

If you’ve ever wondered if you could actually be happy in a Tiny House, brush up on your KonMari immediately.

If you’ve always known you’d never make it in a Tiny House but you want to read this book anyway… you better rent that dumpster and start tossing things.

Because Micro Living will have you planning a Tiny House move for tomorrow.

Where I live in Silicon Valley, a Tiny House is just your average $3000/mo 400sq ft studio apartment, and that’s not even hyperbole. So I found it vastly interesting to take a look at how people were making it work in such small spaces, even with children and pets. 

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen has assembled a collection of 40 of the nicest Tiny Homes I’ve ever seen. Each one is different and they are arranged into three different size groups. There are gorgeous photographs of the interior and exterior of each one, and a blueprint of each. There are also technical details of each one such as dimensions, budget, heating/cooling, bathroom type and power type, to give you an idea of what you get for size and price. He also asks each resident to list what mistakes they made, or what they learned or would do differently. Overall it is a great introduction to living in Tiny Homes, and gives a good look at what you should plan for and think about if you are considering the move.

The problem is that the pictures of these houses are so amazing that all sense and logic go out the window and you will be convinced that you too can live in a Tiny House! Luckily I am immune as I am already a KonMari failure, I also have an 85lb dog, prefer a large size washer/dryer, and need a kitchen roughly the size of any one of these Tiny Homes. But I think my soon-to-move daughter could use a copy of this book as she prepares to fly the nest and move her family into a tiny over-priced apartment that’s smaller than my current master bedroom.

Good luck downsizing to my daughter, and to everyone else who reads this book!

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. I give 100% honest reviews and this book earned every one of the five stars I’m giving it.

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