Timber Cove Inn Reborn

Beniamano Bufano’s Peace statue at the newly refurbished Timber Cove Inn, about a 2-hour drive up the Pacific Coast from San Francisco. The Timber Cove Inn was built in 1960 by Richard Clements, on a beautiful stretch of the Mendocino coast. ( In the early ’60s I had an agreement with Clements to cut redwood shakes out of windfall trees on his property.) The Inn was a destination place, but over the years it got worn down and worn out. I’d heard that it had new owners and had been fixed up, so I stopped in for a beer (oat stout on tap) and hamburger last Sunday on my way home. The place sparkles. It’s a wonderful (2-1/2 million $) renovation. Bufano’s statue is out on the rocks to the south. There are 50 rooms, all with ocean view. Food seems great. Rooms seem to start at $180.

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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