Slide Show Last Night in Vancouver

The rain didn’t hold back the people. Biggest crowd ever. By the time I started, the aisles were full. About 250 people. I signed books for maybe half an hour. These are my brothers and sisters up here. People kept coming up and telling me how they’d built things, inspired by our books. I was given photos of little homes and house trucks, a rare Bob Marley CD, and a little jar of cayenne pepper. Maybe a dozen people told me they were either building something right now, or about to start. I told them it’s not that everyone has to live in tiny houses, what’s important is going in the direction of smaller. Everyone likes the idea of no mortgage, no exorbitant rents. A definite measure of freedom in these trying times.

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:

6 Responses to Slide Show Last Night in Vancouver

  1. You're so right, Lloyd, British Columbians (except for the filthy rich) are tree-hugging animal rights activists at heart, even those of us who moved away for one reason or another, or those who chose to live in BC after being born somewhere else.
    I love that someone gave you a rare Bob Marley CD. How great is that?

  2. thanks so much for coming to vancouver ,it was an honor to meet you!Looking forward to your next book,indeed!!!!

  3. I'm so glad your BC tour is doing so well. It was so great to meet you in person. I was very honoured to have our float cabin showcased in your slide show. If you ever get up to Powell River we'd love to have you come up to the cabin for a visit and to show you our wonderful outdoors. – Margy

  4. It was a fun evening, despite the rain and the cold. So interesting to finally see other people who think this way. The age split in the audience was fascinating. — Sara

  5. This is great, I had no idea that so many people in Vancouver followed you, I could not come down and I pictured you in a small room with a couple of people. It appears you had a great tour. Congrats!!!

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