Louie’s House on Cold Winter Day


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 Louie’s House on Cold Winter Day

  1. Wow! I spent so much time with the pictures of this beautiful home (and shop) in Home Work… what a treat to see it again. Congrats to Louie for building such a wonderful home, and thanks for all the delight and inspiration it has provided!

  2. I find there are few things so satisfying as an abundant store of firewood for the rain season, particularly if you cut it yourself. Looks like Louie is set. Great place!

  3. I have admired Louie's house for a few years – since Homework, And now to learn that there is a beautiful redwood alive next to this house is just sublime.
    Merci Lloyd for adding some Louie to the blog!

  4. The roof seems to fold down its elegant wings to keep the house warm, protected from rain. No rising dampness, a good place where logs can season, a big forefather Tree, it's all we need to have. Une vraie maison de conte de fées, Louie !

  5. Thank you Lloyd, for another update on Louie Frazier and his home, what an awesome craftsman and remarkable man he is. So glad to have met him when he came to the Library in Healdsburg at the end of summer.

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