Jumping for Joy

“A short video that shows two young men with exceptional balance and leaping ability climbing buildings.”

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 Jumping for Joy

  1. I love watching "free running", aka "extreme running", or "Parkour"! I've seen a few videos w/girls, too. I wish I had seen it when I was 11 0r 12! (that was several years ago–haha!) Thanks for the morning run, Lloyd!

  2. Awesome, i saw some young teenagers trying this out just the other day. They still had quite some way to go to be as good as these guys! I love the soundtrack too.

  3. Parkour seems to be bigger across the pond, I seem to find a ton of videos from England, France (it's homeland) and even Israel…but not so much from the west coast…Oh well, thanks for the wake up video Lloyd!

  4. Great video/post, I have had a lousy, tedious and stressful day today and have watched this a few times. It has been one of the few things to make me smile. I would share it with a health and safety officer I am working with, but no doubt he will ask for risk assessments on our buildings just incase these guys turn up!

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