Little Trailer on Street in Oakland

Spotted this last week in an east Oakland neighborhood (on the edge of the really tough part of the city). Something about it just looked right. A guy came down the street and asked what I was doing. I told them that I  was working on a book on tiny houses, that I liked the trailer. He said it was owned by a woman and she paid $500 for it. He was wearing a pale jade pendant, and I pulled out my New Zealand jade pendant to compare. He wanted to know when the book was coming out; I said February, so he showed me where he lived (the little place behind that pink house) and I agreed to bring him a copy in February. Gonna get word out every way I can.

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 Little Trailer on Street in Oakland

  1. I had a dream last night that I was driving the car, you were the passenger and the car ahead of us had a woman in the backseat showing your book out the window and indicating she wanted you to sign it. We pulled over, you graciously signed her book and we drove on. I will attend your book signing and have you sign my book "You had a dream…".
    I lurk here daily 🙂 Laura

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