Our tiny book of tiny homes

The day before I left, Lew made up this tiny little book, about 1½” x 2″ and it’s been a huge (sic) hit with everyone I’ve shown it to. When I showed it to publisher/media guy Richard Nash a few hours ago, he was delighted and said, “Dude, that’s publishing!

We’re going to print up a passel of them when we publish the book.

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:

17 Responses to Our tiny book of tiny homes

  1. One of the things we must forgo when living in tiny homes are coffee table books – but yours is one that's the right size. Can it be read with a microscope? ;o)

  2. Hi Lloyd! This looks great!

    Just picked up your book "Builder of the Pacific Coast" yesterday for my bday and oh man, i love it!! What an incredible collection of homes and people. I live in Vancouver so its an extra special book for me.

    Anyways, love your work. Take care and all the best…

  3. I'll trade you a tiny devil baby for one of those tiny books. I've been lurking here, watching the progress of "Tiny Homes," waiting for the publish date (as well as enjoying your posts in general), but that's great. (You want to see the devil babies – go to my sad little website, just my name plus .com. I'm serious, I'll trade. The babies are at most 2" long but closer to 1 and a quarter to half.)

    naomi duffey

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