“Hi Lloyd & Lew,

On some of my recent wanders I have been finding bush crafter debris shelters within the woodlands. If you have a moment I thought these might give you a smile. It looks like some of the local kids have been building some of them (the one I call the tree hugge r) but the latest batch have been quite

large and well made. Perhaps it is a group of bushcrafters or scouts getting some practice or the kids are getting really good at them. I enjoy the fact that the ancient art of den building is still alive and well, it brings back fond childhood memories for me.…



As always, I am enjoying your blog and the shelter twitter feed. They both make a great bit of escapism in a working day!

Best wishes,


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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