Whip Ma Whop Ma/Tutti Frutti

The shortest street in York (35 meters long) was known as ‘Whitnourwhatnourgate’ during the sixteenth century but took its present name when it became the location of a pillory and whipping cart where the city’s petty criminals were publicly flogged. (“Gate” is the Viking term for “street.”)

Shades of Little Richard: Wop-bop-a-loo-mop a wop-bam-boom.

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:

3 Responses to Whip Ma Whop Ma/Tutti Frutti

  1. HELLO, Ive had your book " Home Work" for a while and decided to plug it in my blog for the Off Grid group out in Terlingua Texas.


    I used to live off grid for 6 years in Alaska and I built my own home beyond roads and power. Now Im getting ready to move out to the desert of Terlingua with a bunch of off gridders. John Wells of the Field Lab is just down the road from me.
    Check out my blog links on the bottom of my page and check out my previous posts on going off grid.

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