Derek Diedricksen isn’t simply a man with a lot of time on his hands, he is a man who has discovered a way to turn other people’s junk into something beautiful and meaningful. The Stoughton Massachusetts resident makes micro-shelters within his backyard. The tiny houses are built away from shipping pallets, castoff storm windows and discarded kitchen cabinets. The biggest is about 24 square feet and the tiniest is 4 feet tall at its highest point. Each microhouse costs less than $200 to make and comes equipped with transparent roof covering.