Lew just put together this Yudu mini-book, using a bunch of pages from Builders of the Pacific Coast, of Lloyd House’s work. I love these tiny books. These pages look great miniaturized. Maybe we’ll do the entire book this way. Micro electronic edition free. Would it help sell books?
About 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:
That is so cool. Nice way to publicize your books. – Margy
Like the house and the book looks good – great job all around!
Hey, thanks! I have been pining for a glance through those pages again since parting with a hardcopy as gift. It's an incredible, poignant collection and presentation; I've never teared up with a 'building book' before! And yes, I think some mini versions (even brief excerpts) would be mutually beneficial–portable/viral marketing + scaled down 'reference' copy. Maybe the ideal compromise would be if viewers are limited to a handful of pages or low-res version unless they already own the book.
Very cool and inspirational! We love your other book Homework…it inspired us to build our shelter as well…we e-mailed u about it awhile back. I mentioned you in my blog yesterday.–Thanks for everything.
Good idea, but hardly carbon neutral. All those servers have to run on something…
Fantastic! I really love the way how you made the style of your house. This is so unique. Love it much! =) This is really so inspiring. Keep it up!
Dear Llyod, love your work. I thought you might be interested in the sacred architecture principles of India: Vastu.
Please see my website: http://www.vastu-design.com/ and my cottage: