New book: Artists’ Handmade Houses/Eliphante

This is the back cover of a new Abrams book titled: Artists’ Handmade Houses, by Michael Gotkin and Don Freeman. It shows my late cousin Mike Kahn’s sculptural house in Arizona, which he called Eliphante. The other houses in the book are not as wild as this. It’s a pretty nice book, worth checking out in a bookstore.

(There are 8 pages of Mike’s compound of sculptural houses in our book Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter.)

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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