Palapa en la Jungla

This is a precious part of the planet where I’m now hanging out, and there are a lot more people here now than there were a few years back. It makes one wonder if this place will get bulldozed by the rapacious industry of tourism, as did the Los Cabos area of Baja California. I sure hope not, and in this spirit I’m going to be unspecific about just where I am. Let’s just say it’s the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

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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