Shingled 2-Story Home in Berkeley

I left home about 6 this morning. It was driving rain. I came along the coast and thick fog slowed everything to a crawl. Mountain on the left, crashing ocean 500 feet down on the right. Finally out of wild country to the freeway, hooo! Civilized, mon. Into Berkeley, a fine charming, exciting city. There are 1000s of great homes in Berkeley and Oakland, like this one I passed an hour ago. Why can’t architects design something this simple and elegant?

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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