Monday morning reggae/Dave Sellers, John Connell, Yestermorrow School in Vermont 2005/blogger’s “Duh” moments mid-July 2010

I’ve had a couple of those lightbulb-on moments of late:

1. In preparing for my tiny house book, I started looking over my photo archives. Wow! I’ve got a lot of good stuff. I’d forgotten. All the creative building going on out there.

2. I was planning to go to the Frankfurt book fair in October, then take 10 days to Istanbul and the coast of Turkey. Yesterday — flash — I need to stay here and get this book done. A two-week trip actually knocks me off schedule by about a month, since I can’t help shooting pictures and reporting wherever I go, and then must unload it upon return. Plus take care of all the brilliant ideas I’ve made note of while traveling (most of which don’t get carried out).

3. I’m starting to get more feedback on this blog, some of it critical. We like your blog Lloyd, but:

-a) Stay out of politics. You’re wrong in calling it Arizona’s hate law.

-b) Growing pot indoors hydroponically is fine.

-c) Stop knocking Dwell magazine

-d) Shame on you for printing color books in China

Criticism is welcome, no kiddin..Keeps me on my toes, but much as I’d like to respond, I need to focus on forward movement.

Today we started out socked in with fog from the sea. Started to clear around 10, now the sky is blue, with floating patches of low wispy fog, perfect temperature, Gregory Isaacs singing “Willow Tree” as I write this, a lovely song.

Wow! I’d forgotten this little Green Mountains beauty.

I just happened to run across photos I shot in the Green Mountains of Vermont in 2005, when I visited architects Dave Sellers and John Connell, the Yestermorrow school of building, and environs. I’ll post a bunch of these. Dave and his pals are in a vortex of creative architecture.

Hound Dog Taylor doing Give Me Back My Wig. I can’t hold still…

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 Monday morning reggae/Dave Sellers, John Connell, Yestermorrow School in Vermont 2005/blogger’s “Duh” moments mid-July 2010

  1. Lloyd-

    Take the criticism for what it is… A few dissenting (albeit loud) voices in a group should never dissuade you from expressing your views. The reason that people (myself included) read your blog everyday is for your point of view. I can't express the amount of respect that I have for you as an individual, even if I didn't agree with you, I'd still vote for a national Lloyd Kahn day!!!

  2. What is a blog if not a place to voice your own views? There will always be people who disagree, but hey, they're still reading your blog, aren't they? so there is hope for them yet 🙂
    I agree with the above. I'm here to hear your view on things. I may not agree with everything but if I don't agree, I want to hear your argument even more, because maybe my view needs a reality check.

    Thanks for what you do, Lloyd!

  3. "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

    Much love and great respect to you.

  4. As you know I don't always agree but I do have the utmost respect for you and the books you publish. I spent 20 years in the publishing business and always wished I could work for a guy like you. I have felt that you have always been on the cutting edge an you and your company remain on the cutting edge of the plain living self sufficient lifestyle crowd. Plus you have so much experience and vision.


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