Nighttime Eureka

I did my first slide show of the trip Wednesday night at the Four-Eyed Frog bookstore in the coastal town of Gualala. Yesterday I headed north for my next appearance in Arcata, the cool coastal town that’s home to Humboldt State College. I can hardly go 5 miles down the road without stopping to shoot photos. The older I get, the more interesting I find the world. It looks like our next building book will be on tiny houses, and I’m shooting lots of small farm buildings for prototypes of practical small-scale construction.

I stayed in Eureka last night, catching up on email and downloading photos via a good Wi-Fi connection at a Best Western motel. Here are a few pics from last night:

A great hometown brewpub. I had two pints of Downtown Brown ale and a huge Chinese chicken salad for $16.

Across the street from the pub; perspective on this 2-shot panorama is a little whacked, but you get the idea.

Billboard on 4th Street. Note: know thy grower. There’s a lot of chemicalized mota out there.

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:

2 Responses to Nighttime Eureka

  1. Thanks for coming up here, your images and books have really influenced my life. Maybe when you do your book on tiny houses you might like to come to Ferndale to see my tiny goat dairy barn. It's pretty plain but built by me and quite small (12 X 12). And it will be finished by then…right?
    Thank you.

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