Note: All my posts on the ’60s are gathered under “The ’60s,” above. Being a blog, these posts are in reverse order. If you want to read them from the beginning, scroll down. Chapter 1 is at the bottom, chapter 2 above that, etc.

Cordwood Cabin on British Columbia Island

Cordwood cabin built by Gary and Marlene Cooper on a small island in British Columbia. All the cordwood came off the beach. It’s a double-wall technique; there is an inner and an outer wall, each 4″ thick, with the cavity in between insulated with cedar sawdust created when cutting the blocks. More photos in Builders of the Pacific Coast.

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Old Log Cabin in Nevada

I’m going through old photos now. This was somewhere in a remote part of Nevada. Look at the excellent joints. A little beauty, perfect proportions (ignoring the add-on at the back).

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German Tiny Houses from the ’50s

Dear Lloyd,

I enjoy your books and your blog very much! Thanks for that!

I just found the German book Kleinsthäuser, Ferienhäuser, Bungalows from 1959. I have never heard the term “Kleinsthäuser” which means tiny houses, so I was surprised to see that.

I attach a few pictures because I thought you might find it interesting. The first ones are showing a portable house and the second batch “Heidelberger Wochenendhaus,” i.e., Heidelberger weekend home, shows an interesting tiny house designed by two Germans.

The last picture shows two houses that were built according to a method developed in the USA in which the car is parked under the house, which is on stilts.

Kind regards,
Petra (Hegenbart)

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Friday Morning Fish Fry

Doorway in Berkeley two days ago

Three-dot Journalism
A la Herb Caen, the great Chronicle columnist and lover of all things San Franciscan, and who I started reading at age 15; just throwing out unrelated fragments followed by 3 dots. He often called these columns “Friday Morning Fish Fry.”

“I don’t do what I outta, I just do what I do” – Taj Mahal/Ace of Cups  …  People putting up their incredible outdoor adventure spots on Yelp are ruining those very spots  …  “Corporate executives…are legally obligated to act like sociopaths.” – Andrew Ross Sorkin, quoting Jamie Gamble, NYT July 29, 2019  …  Amidst all the daily doom and gloom, I want to report that the ocean around here is pretty healthy right now, the best fishing in 20 years  …  I’m using duckduckgo.com instead of Google these days; they don’t track you (Google is actually a better search engine, but usually I can find what I need on DDG)  …  Our electric bills are about $5 a month (for home and production studio), due to the solar installation by American Solar 4 years ago  …  The Outside Lands Music/Art festival in Golden Gate Park this weekend costs a minimum of $350 for the weekend, with up to $1500 for the deluxe pass — I mean who pays prices like these? …

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