Remodeled 1906 Earthquake Shacks San Francisco

After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake devastated the city, some 5000 earthquake shacks were built for citizens. Jamie Meltzer, a Stanford professor, had two of the shacks remodeled into a house with a total of 650 sq. ft. “…pretty spacious for me because I had lived in the East Village in NYC in a 359 square foot place.” Design by Klopf Architecture, construction by Javier Claudio. More pix at:

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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