150-year-old stone cottage

This man (who wishes to remain unnamed) is a builder and his grandfather lived in this stone cottage. It’s typical Irish construction, a dry stone wall whitewashed on the outside is protection from the weather. He guessed that it was built in the 1800s. we had a great conversation about building, the Internet, and living on the sea for about 10 minutes. Wonderful to run across a kindred spirit.

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:

2 Responses to 150-year-old stone cottage

  1. I find dry stone construction fascinating too. Is there render underneath the whitewash? (As in Jeremy Irons' Irish castle on the sea.)

  2. Very interesting. Don't know whether its possible to built one more like this one over here in New York or not… well i was thinking about recession though. Nice post.

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