600, that Is, 600 photos of Small Cabins!

When I was working on Tiny Homes, I kept my my cards a bit close to chest. I didn’t post a lot of the homes I was finding because I wanted to save them for the book. Now that the book is out, the flood gates are open,so in coming months, here we go. An example is The Modern Cabin website, run by Justin, with 600 photos of cabins. Whoa! Also, things are starting to pour in from people who have seen the book.

   Above, from Justin’s website: “Cabo Polonio, a remote beach village in southeastern Uruguay, sits on a green peninsula between the Atlantic and a desert landscape of shifting sand dunes. Strewn across the grassy promontory are a single lighthouse and a few hundred whimsical dwellings. Rasta-colored flags serve as wind vanes, tinted glass bottles are embedded in walls, and exteriors are painted with pictures of suns, cow spots, rainbows and a Klimt-like rendering of a woman.…”


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 600, that Is, 600 photos of Small Cabins!

  1. Lloyd! Thanks for nothing! I was up until 3:00 am reading Tiny Houses last night! And I'm still not through it.

    You've inspired me to start collecting downed wood on our mountain property. I already had plans for partially blown down pine, now just sitting there drying out, but I may even put the weathered hard wood slash to use now. I always wanted a shelter up on top – now I'm thinking very cool lean-to out of materials already up there. We have multiple spots with great views. Being NH, I still have to consider black flies and mosquitoes, but I think I can do it. Not too soon, as I'm getting ready for a 2013 hike of the AT. On the other hand, I may train on our property collecting building materials instead of driving up to the trails in the Whites.

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