Crispy Hippie revealed

In December I mentioned that the cafe/coffee roastery at Small World Coffee in Princeton, NJ, did a name and logo for a new blend based on my surfing and skateboarding and I guess, long hair — calling it the Crispy Hippie roast. To tell the truth, I’ve never thought of myself as a hippie, although I guess I am compared to all my friends from high school and college who didn’t smoke dope, get immersed in rock and roll, and drop out (back in ’65). “I’m proud to be a hippie from Olema…” Small World owner Jessica Durrie just sent me this t-shirt.

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:

7 Responses to Crispy Hippie revealed

  1. It is funny who people think of as hippies. Here you are a well known publisher, but because you don't have a close cropped hairdo, don't wear a suit, button down shirt or have your initials on French cuffs, you're a hippie. I agree with Easy Tiger .. you are not only creative to the max as is Leslie, you both are cool to the max, that is for sure. ..

  2. Speaking of smoking dope…In builders of the Pacific Coast you are revisiting Louie and you mention a homemade pipe and show a picture as well. Oh I was just wondering what was in it.

    By the way that is the most addictive book I have ever known. It even has moved past Shelter as being the coolest book on the planet.

    Scrap Wood

  3. lloyd you give hippies agood name as do all your fantastic builders in your most amazing books, sooooo inspirational!!!!!!!Hippies are capable of work! Art, craft,imagination creative I really love yur work Thanks so much for all your travels

  4. Lloyd I certainly do not think of you as a hippie…you are one of the most industrious and youthful people I know. The name was the product of a brainstorming session where your hair and a surf board or skate board just popped into my head, my graphics guy took it from there!

    That last email you forwarded me certainly is proof of what a small world we truly live in and how closely connected we all are.

    Hope to see you next time I am out visiting my dad. Lots of love xoxo Jessica

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