San Francisco’s Oldest Skateboarder

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:

16 Responses to San Francisco’s Oldest Skateboarder

  1. I guess everyone is saying it but…. geez man you are inspiring! Maybe I should think about a trying a long board for my 60th (which is coming up right quick)

  2. I know this kind of activity just comes natural to you but it's obviously shocking to much of the nation! A lot of folks will benefit from the exposure to your lifestyle, I'm glad the media is on to you lately. I can assure you that this story will definitely inspire some people to step it up and get with it in their own lives. Those kids got it, you are a positive force, respect indeed.

  3. Incredibly inspiring! Total Respect Man! I couldn't have expressed that more accurately.
    I was travelling and was on a low bandwidth cell data connection. So could not see the video. The first thing I did after reaching home after a few days of travel was to boot my Mac and see the video on WiFi, full screen. It was such a delight! Thanks a million for sharing!

  4. If you are in the San Francisco area, go to Purple Skunk on Geary (and 23rd Ave, or so). If in SoCal, look up Loaded Boards. Start with a longboard. Get safety gear, especially helmet and gloves with hockey pucks on palms for sliding on pavement. (You're gonna fall once in a while.) Take it slow. Ease into it.

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