GIMME SHELTER Newsletter – Spring 2009 -Pura Vida

Yoga retreat under construction at Encanto la Vida hotel, Costa Rica

I send out a newsletter to about 600 people every month or so, covering our publishing activities, and my travels. The latest is a bit on my recent trip to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and islands in Panama + other stuff. Click here.

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 GIMME SHELTER Newsletter – Spring 2009 -Pura Vida

  1. I just dropped over to your newsletter. I like the idea of a book on little houses as I am in the planning process of a little house. What I would like to see in your books is more information on techniques and methods. I have a good understanding on how a house goes together but want more informaion on alternative methods.

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