Builders of Pacific Coast Gets Best Architecture Book Award

It was announced yesterday at Book Expo America that our latest building book won 1st place in the architecture category of the Foreward Magazine book awards

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:

4 Responses to Builders of Pacific Coast Gets Best Architecture Book Award

  1. That is unsurprising. It is one of the most wonderful books I have ever seen. I leave it out when we have people over and if my guests aren't interested in it they don't get invited back – but that almost never happens.

    – Alex

  2. It's been a long time since I poured over "Shelter" and the "Dome" books and "The Whole Earth catalog".
    These were my inspiration for my life style.
    I guess it was like coming home as I feel that I was missing something all these years.
    Thanks for bring me home.

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