Sunrise 20 minutes ago

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 Sunrise 20 minutes ago

  1. writing this from my self-imposed exile in New York i have to say, this makes me homesick. i've never been one for sandy beaches. i've always loved the rock-filled gravel beaches and cliffs of the central and northern coast. from around Pismo to just south of Big Sur is my California ideal. rich black farmland and grassy hills yellow with wild oats, and oak trees! although i have to say i'd take a spot anywhere from Point Reyes up through the Lost Coast. there's something about a tiny sheltered cove with tide pools and an occasional sea cave.

    i worked in Carmel a few years ago and had to fly up the coast from LA in a little prop plane. we stayed a mile or two off the coast and just a couple thousand feet up. it was astonishing to see the architecture of the land so clearly laid out. the continental upthrust and subsequent erosion, the colonization and adaptation by nature. plants and animals working overtime to cling to this rocky, windblown, sea-wracked edifice. the word Elemental came to mind. Earth, Air and Water in their purest forms. and the Sun, and the storms. nothing between you and thousands of miles of ancient, powerful ocean. millions and millions of years of life, and change and we're just one small step in the whole process.

    your photo made me think of this, in sentiment alone i guess:

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