Tiny Homes Book Out of Here Monday

Photo of (l.-r.) Rick, David, Lew, me here last week, working on book cover. Today Rick, Lew, and I are going over the pages one last time, and Rick will FTP (send via computer) pages to our printers in Hong Kong on Monday. Our color tests seem to be right on. Next week we get the cover finished (still up in air). With 1,300 photos to choose from, it’s an “embarrassment of riches.” It’s been a long haul, starting 2 years ago, and the last say, 8 months, in production. When the cover goes off, it’ll be a huge burden lifted. (The book looks spectacular!)

I’ll be going to Hong Kong in late October for the press check. In bookstores February 2012.

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:

7 Responses to Tiny Homes Book Out of Here Monday

  1. Great picture of you guys and I cannot wait, either! Please, please have a book signing so I have a reason for a road trip up north from Del Mar to Bolinas! Congrats, Lloyd, and all at Shelter!

  2. With the world economic climate being what it is, the search for sustainable lifestyles and simplicity after rampant consumerism – I think that this book may just hit the mark and emerge as the "Shelter" of today. Great timing and effort by the whole team. Oh the joy of cracking the cover of my copy and turning the first page!

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