Godfrey Stephens Carving

Detail of plank carved and colored by Canadian artist Godfrey Stephens

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 Godfrey Stephens Carving

  1. My father was a fisherman located in Tofino, Uclulet, Port Alberni areas of Vancouver Island. He passed me down a carving by Godfrey Stephens. It is engraved "SAILING THE CATAMARAN SAN JUAN ISLANDS- GODFREY 1975" According to my dad who was a bit of a bullshitter, Godfrey's was known as quite a earthly fellow who lived on his sailboat. All of the fishermen knew him or knew of him and he was well respected. My dad (David Brassard) said Godfrey gave him this carving one day at the dock. My dad also told me that Godfrey sailed away high on mushrooms one day and he never saw him again. Mikenkimmy@shaw.ca

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