Cob with living roof, Portland, Oregon

“This structure was designed in a group setting, with input from architect Mark Lakeman, builder Scott Howard, and school headmaster Maitri Erson, among others. Construction was lead by Scott Howard and Joshua Klyber, assisted by architect Gabriel Prost. Completed over two consecutive years during the annual Village Building Convergence with the help of hundreds of enthusiastic people. Scott created this work with many artistic elements inclduing: Stained glass windows depicting local landscapes, woodcarvings of animals and plants, and colorful mosaics.”

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:

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