Irene Helps Get Word Out About Tiny Homes

One of the rewarding things about this blog is running across so many kindred spirits, especially Irene Tukuafu. She and I and my wife Lesley have emailed back and forth for a year or two. Totally in tune. A few days ago, Irene sent out the below email to her list of about 200 people. Not only kind words, but the sort of thing that helps get the word out about Tiny Homes.

“Family and Folks, okay, sooooooooooooo here’s a book I’ve waited for over a year to read for my self. I’ve followed this guys books for over 30 years and it’s pretty much Lloyd Kahn that I got ideas on building a round house. oh yes, it evolved, but he was the start of it. I’ve just spent 2 hours just “glancing” at the photos…..many photos of this book. I can say that ALL OF YOU would benefit by either getting to a library or just… buy it. There is so much in here that you will learn by just looking at the photos….let alone reading it. yep, gonna read it next and it will keep me SUPER BUSY….for a long time. You will find simple ways to build CREATIVELY. a little green house, a little cabin, a house boat, a camper something. AND you’ll be a knowing what other folks are doing that are NOT paying a big mortgage payment. They’s doing it themselves in these tiny houses. You might not agree with the tiny house way of doing things, but you’ll see things YOU CAN DO that would help you in adding onto a room or whatever you’ve been thinking about but just NEED SOME INSPIRATION. over 1,300 photos.

Nope, I don’t work for him. Just telling you that living a creative live is a JOY and I’m grateful that I became acquainted with his books 30 years ago and I’m still thinking CREATIVELY. I’m not done building creatively and got wayyyyyyyyy too many ideas to even get to sleep tonight. ZOWIE.…”

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 Irene Helps Get Word Out About Tiny Homes

  1. wow, what a surprise to see this here. I'm now 70 and we are "still growing" in the descendants department. 50 grandchildren, 3 greats and 2 grands in the "hatch". I've just finished the TINY HOMES books. how totally fabulous!! now to follow up on all the websites from your book. You may wonder why I'd be looking at a tiny home…after this home that we've built. We want to build a little home in Utah to stay in when we visit our wonderful "gang" there. aloha, Irene

Leave a Reply

Please use your real name instead of your company name or keyword spam.