Downhill Skateboarding Ballet

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:

2 Responses to Downhill Skateboarding Ballet

  1. It is so mesmerizing! My boys and I watched transfixed to the images. So, one of my boys exclaims in wonder how often these people have to change the tires on their boards. Then I wondered aloud if you can smell the rubber burning from the puck in their hand. Then the other exclaimed it would make a great Olympic sport.

    Thanks for always sharing amazing stuff here, Lloyd! Karina B.

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