Stunning House

This handcrafted home just knocked me off my feet. Two creative, competent, and wonderful artists created this house (and outbuildings) out of driftwood, beach and river stones, home-milled lumber, all with exquisite craftsmanship.

  One of these years when we do another non-tiny (or non-small) book (like Home Work), this will be the star of the show.

  The owners  said they had resisted any photography thus far, but liked our books, so it was OK if I shot photos. It was like discovering a rainbow.

    I’m going to think about this one for a while.

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 Stunning House

  1. I agree with Anonymous and Ches. You've just whetted my appetite. It really is beautiful, and now I want more. But it's your decision, Lloyd. Don't let your readers and followers bully you into doing anything you don't want to do. Or especially anything the owner/builders of this lovely place don't want you to do.

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