— plans for building your own small house

Sneak preview from tiny homes book: John Raabe has a website that sells sensible and well worked-out plans for small buildings. I’ve been talking to him lately about covering his operation in our book. He has a very active and fact-filled forum, with tons of builders/readers sharing info on owner-built housing. Link to above photo (small barn by Jimmy Cason):

Link to website:

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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