Builder Ed Stiles

Skipping around a little in time here: Ed Stiles and his wife Marilyn live in a secluded hidden canyon in Marin county, just 25 minutes from San Francisco, but it feels quite remote. Ed has a wonderful shop with big used factory sash windows looking out into the trees. They had a party the day before I left on the trip. Below: shop, house, Ed, and an old treehouse.

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:

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