Tiny houses are springing up around the country. Small homes, usually under 300 square feet, often mobile. They've also been called economical, environmentally friendly, sustainable and cute.
The houses were the focus of a recent Vermont Edition episode.
Derek Diedricksen is a 35-year-old tiny house evangelist who owns property in the North East Kingdom near Orleans. On a recent weekend in July about 20 people from around the country gathered on his property for Tiny House Summer Camp, a four-day intensive course on how to build a house of your own. Here are some photos from that camp.