Edinburgh is real

Edinburgh in a way reminds me of Chicago. It’s populated with real people, it’s not Disneyland. There are tourists but they’re not calling all the shots as they are in many of the exquisite places of the world. The city is tough and ancient and deep. There’s a distinctive culture. The real thing.

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 Edinburgh is real

  1. Couldn't agree more. The whole city had a rugged feel. The kind of feeling where if you came back 5 years from now, you'd probably see a lot of the same people. I continue to enjoy your blog.

    Quick question for you – I first saw a video about you a few months ago at a Stanford documentary screening event. Any chance that video made it's way to youtube?

    Keep up the great writing!

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