Lloyd House’s carpentry in Builders of the Pacific Coast

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

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 Lloyd House’s carpentry in Builders of the Pacific Coast

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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