House on Its Own Island in Panama

Hello Lloyd,

…I was first introduced by my husband 12 years ago to your work. One day I plan on building a home of my own with my own hands.

   Anyway, I thought you might like this picture I took a couple years ago while on vacation in Panama. We were staying in Playon Chico, this is a tiny island nearby that I think was no longer lived in when I took this. It is the most beautiful and peaceful place I’ve ever been, full of kind and wonderful people.

   Hope you’re well, thanks for all you do,

Caitlin and Shannon

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:

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