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This Tiny ‘Glass House’ Is the Perfect Off-Grid Getaway

The popularity of tiny house living has boomed in recent years.

More and more people are choosing to downsize in an attempt to connect with their surroundings rather than their objects. One of the coolest aspects of tiny house living is how much personality and thought is put into each design.

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When Derek “Deek” Diedricksen decided to build his own tiny home, he chose to use reclaimed wood with recycled glass and windows, as well as tree branches for accents on the interior. This 140-square-foot home, nicknamed the “Glass House”, is completely off the grid. To brighten things up, there’s a huge skylight in the roof; and brightly colored lanterns line the walls to keep things cozy when the sun goes down.

Take a peek:

Windows galore

Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen
Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen

These hanging lanterns are perfect.

Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen
Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen

Interesting floor window…

Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen
Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen

Loft living

Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen
Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen

Spotted: Tree branch bed frame

Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen
Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen

Ready to move in?

Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen
Tiny House Talk/Derek Diedricksen

For Diedricksen and his crew, it took less than $10,000 and only four days to create this stylish Massachusetts getaway. Because the home has no electricity or running water, it would be difficult to sustain long-term living without the installation of some solar-powered equipment. Still, it’s a great place for short-term visits when you need to escape the city and spend a little time with the great outdoors.

You can see more photos of this home and many others in Diedricksen’s book, Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures, which will be released later in August.

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This Tiny ‘Glass House’ Is the Perfect Off-Grid Getaway