Tiny Homes Finish Line in Sight

I don’t mean to go on and on about it, but the book looms so large in my mind these days, it’s the main current running through my life and we’re in the final week, Been agonizing over the cover and title page for several weeks, a dozen mock-ups. Yesterday my friend Louie showed up to help me, and he hung in with me all day as we tried dozens of things. Louie says what he thinks, and it’s great getting fresh perspective. At the end of the (hot) day, we went down to the beach. I went swimming; the tide was coming out of the lagoon fast and the water was warm, maybe 60º, and I

swam with the tide, felt like I was flying.

This morning I came out and surveyed the results (+ the carnage, shown here) and it’s lookin pretty good. Lew and Rick are coming in today and the 3 of us will work on it. By the time we get it done, the cover will be the work of 5-6 people.

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:

9 Responses to Tiny Homes Finish Line in Sight

  1. Perhaps you could post a few versions of the cover here and have your blog readers chime in with thoughts? Cover design from the global digital village?

  2. really looking forward to the book, got your shelter book when i went travelling down the cali coast in the spring. Now back in the UK all i can think about is building my own house.

  3. I'm local and working on an amazing tiny house. Is there still time to submit it or will I have to wait for the next edition?


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