Solar shower last night at 2 AM

In the ’90s, I bought a passive solar heater from Dan Conroy in Grass Valley, Calif. basically a big box, triangular in cross-section, with a water tank painted black and double-walled clear polycarbonate glazing. Couldn’t be simpler. It’s worked flawlessly for 15 years. Every shower I take, I get a hit of both wonder and joy. This warm, sometimes hot water heated by sunshine and not nonrenewable resources. Such a non-brainer.

It’s been really warm last few days, like in the ’80s. I woke up at 2 last night, went out into the still-warm night, and took an outdoor solar-heated-water shower. The stars were out. Boy!

Getting ready to fly to Hong Kong next week to oversee printing of Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter. We’ve upped the press run to 15,000 due to early reactions to the book. At the same time we’ll be printing 3,000 copies of our mini(1-½” x 2¼”) tiny homes book. Is it cute! You can actually see what’s going on on the pages at that scale.

Jimmy Reed ‘s Ain’t that lovin’ ya baby just came on, SO the real stuff…

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:

3 Responses to Solar shower last night at 2 AM

  1. LOL, Lloyd when I read 'solar shower' and the date, I thought you were talking about the incoming CME we're having today…

    Looking forward to the Tiny Home book, I can't imagine a better person to put it together, and the miniature is a wonderful idea! Make them into keychains!


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