It's projects like this that inspired me to study architecture. The Rural Studio's House is so cheap and has such innovative design that it's changing the entire housing system from mortgages to zoning laws.
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.