Builders of the Pacific Coast: Alastair Heseltine's Woodpile

I’m working full blast on my next major book on builders, Builders of the Pacific Coast. Alastair Heseltine is a sculptor living on an island in British Columbia who does exquisite weavings with willows and other plants. Some of his creations are with living plants. We are doing two pages on his work. Here is his witty woodpile for 2007 (being reduced in size as we speak for winter heating):

Seasonal sculpture: 50 ft. x 12 ft. split firewood. “This big pile was completed in September and started going into the stove piece by piece in October.” ©2007 Alastair Heseltine

Alastair’s website showcases the variety of his unique creations:

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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