Homestead in the Spring

Both tower in background and pumphouse on right have new roofs with shakes split by Bruno Atkey from British Columbia. Billy Cummings did the tower shakes solo, since I’d had a carpal tunnel operation. That’s the production studio on the left.

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:

6 Responses to Homestead in the Spring

  1. Lloyd, I thought about this for a while, what about a book that encompasses your and Lesley's homesteading experience like Helen and Scott Nearing's classic "Five Acres and Independence." I even have a name, apologies to Lesley, "One Half Acre, One Quarter Ounce, and Freedom." What about it?

  2. 5 acres and independence is a good book, but nothing to do with the nearings. their story was originally told in "Living the Good Life".

  3. PhilM, thanks for the correction. Lloyd for once tell your story with great illustrations and lots of how to do it's and hints. You have got to have some WILD stories. What about it?

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