Thatched Roof Trailer/1964 Plymouth Barracuda

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:

8 Responses to Thatched Roof Trailer/1964 Plymouth Barracuda

  1. Anonymous says:

    1967-1969 FIRST GEN BARRACUDA..

    Mike W
    Eureka, California


  2. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Thanks for the correction to Barracuda Mike.

  3. Well, Lloyd, I dunno about Anonymous Mike, but I tried the link he provided and this is what it says:
    "The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback A-body coupe based on the Plymouth Valiant, had a distinctive wraparound back glass and was available from 1964-1966."
    I distinctly remember a friend having a Barracuda in 1964.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Kay is right, the Barracuda was based on the Valiant frame and front end looked the same… They were cool cars , alot better looking IMHO than the AMC Marlin..

    Mike W
    Eureka, California


  5. jandean says:

    El Sobrante kids call them BA BA RA RA CU CU DA DAs because it sounds way cooler and you can sing it.

  6. I always like it when someone says "Kay is right." Can I show this to my husband?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Kay, come on now…it can't be that rare of an occurrence…or…? 🙂 also, anyone with a Barracuda would never claim the Valiant name.. like saying I have a Toyota but with Lexus badging.. Hi to your Husband…


  8. A thatched roof on a trailer is an odd match. But it looks great. Thatched roofs are often seen on Tiki bars, and who would have thought they'll look great on a trailer? This will surely make a great cottage in those resorts in Micronesia!

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