Andy Couturier reading from A Different Kind of Luxury in Pt. Reyes Station Sept. 8

Author and photographer Andy Couturier will discuss his new book profiling people living simple, sustainable, extraordinary lives in rural Japan, A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance. This book lets readers feel the flavor and texture of the lives of farmers, artists, philosophers, and craftspeople who’ve chosen lives of reduced consumption and increased satisfaction. Andy will read from his book and show slides from these artists’ ways of life.

Thursday, September 8 – 7:00pm, Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, Pt. Reyes Station, Calif.

Read more about Andy Couturier’s 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:

One Response to Andy Couturier reading from A Different Kind of Luxury in Pt. Reyes Station Sept. 8

  1. Thanks for posting this, looks like a great book. More of us need to live lives with reduced consumption. I just ordered a copy to share with family and friends or perhaps to donate to the local library.

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