Feedback from HomeWork

We are getting an unprecedented amount of feedback these days. We get things more or less like this every day; it’s quite wonderful to be connecting:

Dear Lloyd,

My name’s Philip. I am 23 years old and I live in Belgium. I am going to do an apprenticeship in straw bale building at Quail Springs in July….

2 years ago I discovered Home Work. It’s my favourite book. I’ve showed it to all my friends. Everyone who has seen it is really enthusiastic about it (nearly as much as I am). Recently I gave Builders of the Pacific Coast to a friend for her birthday. She was absolutely delighted with it. Before I didn’t know these houses and people existed. Thank you for showing all that. It’s because of Home Work that I’m doing this training. Ever since I’ve seen your book I’m dreaming about building, from when I get up until I go to sleep, every day. It gave direction to my life. It’s almost spiritual….

Thank you for your time and especially for your book and the spirit it represents!

-Philip Galle

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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