Oakland Street Art

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:

One Response to Oakland Street Art

  1. My dad Bob Swanson rode dirt bikes with Jack Huges to Baja from Oakland in the late 1960s. There was an article in the Oakland Tribune. Was wondering if anyone had more info about this trip. I’m writing a bio about my dad and Sierra Designs, the company he founded in 1965 in Point Richmond California.
    Leta Swanson
    415.941.1558

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