Tony Serra, His Friend Jasper, and Wild Duck on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Tony’s out and biting back already. He filed a lawsuit on behalf of prisoners so they earn more than 60 cents an hour for (productive) prison labor. (Tony Serra, San Francisco’s samurai/poet/lawyer who just got out of jail for refusing to pay income taxes.) I’ve known Tony for over 50 years. Tony’s friend, hunter/fisherman/builder (and lawyer!) Jasper had a barbecue wild duck dinner to celebrate Tony’s freedom to once again prowl the nation’s courts of law. Beautiful sunny afternoon in a funky and charming hand-built house on a hillside, with Tony and friends. Major good vibes. Wild Duck, red wine, and wild rice. Jasper built his house on a steep unbuildable hill site in 1974 and filled it with his woodsman/hunter/fisherman objects throughout. I’d photographed the place before and was once again struck by its right-feelingness and homey charm. A home for body and soul.

You’ll never see anything like this in Architectural Design

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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