Come See Preview of Tiny Homes Book at SF Green Festival This Weekend

This is a great event and even more relevant now that the Real Goods’ SolFest is no longer happening.  The San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center is a soulful building with timber posts and beams and a retractable roof, quite different from most convention centers.

Shameless Commerce Dept.: we’ll have a booth and be selling Shelter, Home Work, and Builders of the Pacific Coast at a 25% discount, and the 3 books together for a 40% discount, heh-heh. Stop by and get a preview of Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, which was printed last week and being bound at the printers this very moment. (The sub-subtitle is Scaling Back in the 21st Century.) We’ll have 2 advance copies on display — it will be in bookstores in February 2012. Lew and my son Evan will be running the booth and I’ll be there about half the time. (This website doesn’t do a very good job of conveying how good the festival really is.)

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:

6 Responses to Come See Preview of Tiny Homes Book at SF Green Festival This Weekend

  1. If it weren't 2000 miles away, I'd be there. Looks like a great event, and I can hardly wait to see the Tiny Homes book. Have a wonderful time, Lloyd!

  2. Beautiful cover : the sky (or the sea ?), the rainbow, and the tiny house contemplating the landscape. Simple and clear. I Was expecting a patchwork of pictures (as Homework's cover)which I like very much, too. Certainly very difficult to choose.

  3. I wish I could be there, but I'm hoping one or both of my nieces go. If you see one or two young women, red-haired and around 6' to 6'1", with big smiles, oh, consider selling them one of those tiny books. I know the show will go well; hope it's fun too – naomi

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