Into the Jungle

We got on a 12-seat single prop plane heading for the coast. You had to squeeze by people to get to your seat. It was like getting into a phone booth. Up we went over the mountains and then along the beaches until we reached the landing strip in the small town that was our jumping-off point. I sat right behind the pilot and we’re looking down at the landing strip here. Not only was the runway short, but the town cemetery was right alongside it. We landed nicely and got out into the jungle heat.

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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