Timber Framers Guild Conference/ Asilomar/Julia Morgan/Lotus Sports Car

I’ve been at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, a wonderful place, run by the State of Calif. no less, for the last 2 days. It’s a whole bunch of buildings built in a pine forest/sand dunes looking down at a beach of white sand and crashing waves. The Timber Framers Guild is a big organization that has two conferences a year. This is the first one I’ve been to and I love it. My kinda people! A bunch of the buildings were designed by Julia Morgan, who along with Bernard Maybeck is one of my architect-heros. She designed these buildings in the early 1900s.

Merrill Hall at Asilomar. Julia Morgan, architect

Detail of Merrill framing

Here are a few random shots from yesterday and today. (It’s easier to blog when I’m on the road — so little time at home.)

Cool little Morris van

4-wheel drive wheel chair for beach travel. Sherm, are you ready?

Lotus owned by master woodworker Chris Feddersohn at the conference grounds. Chris seems to be having an awful lot of fun in life.

Colorful little house in Pacific Grove

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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