I ran across this short film. Can’t find out where or just what it is. It’s titled “…the crucial moment in building a reciprocal frame roof of round wood on top of a cobwood roundhouse. Jeez, don’;t try this at home, folks. Maybe it’s because I’m from earthquake country, but this roof frame looks sketchy in the extreme to me. Plus when you get tons of soil on top, you’ve got a potential for flattening inhabitants. Owner-builder guru Ken Kern (his The Owner-Built Home was my building bible in the ’60s) was killed when a soil roof collapsed on him.

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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