Barefoot Architect cheers up Devin in South Africa

In this mornings email:


It’s Devin from Durban, South Africa here….

Just a note to say thanks:

About a week ago I took a drive up the coast to check out a small town I hadn’t been to in years… shockingly the place had been completely taken over by shopping malls and mile after mile of upmarket housing estates…. major bummer. Bad mood settling in, I stopped for a coffee and checked out a local bookshop. Only to discover….. The Barefoot Architect! Instant transformative power! A complete antidote to the crap that had ruined a town/whole stretch of coastline. A good mood ensued and it was only after getting home that I realised it was a shelter book (I’ve got Shelter, Homework, and my dad’s old copy of Shelter 2).

Keep up the great work!



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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