Treehouse in the Woods, Whale Bones on the Beach, Taking Off For SolFest

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:

One Response to Treehouse in the Woods, Whale Bones on the Beach, Taking Off For SolFest

  1. Howdy, Mr. Kahn,
    I found you via that mini-documentary. It was great. I grew up rereading my mother's copy of The Whole Earth Epilogue. I had no idea what it was all about; continually blew my mind.

    Are you familiar with Rudy Rucker? ( He's a kindred spirit of yours if ever there was one. He lives up in Los Gatos, and is near your age with the same lust for life. He's a mathematics professor turned science fiction author who does a lot of work with Cellular Automata and other "gnarly computations". He's also started painting and blogging in the last few years. His blog is just as good as yours, with lots of pictures and stories.

    Thanks for the good reading,

Leave a Reply

Please use your real name instead of your company name or keyword spam.