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I love being in other parts of the world, but I hate getting there. The indignity of airport security, the air in airplanes; the stress level.

   Left: the Bay Area as we approached the airport

  I almost feel like kissing the ground when I get back to San Francisco (have in fact, on occasion). The smells of the ocean, of my own home. And wouldn’t the moon be spectacular as I got to town…

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:

4 Responses to Back Home

  1. Quite right about air travel Lloyd. I feel the same way and I am sure many others also do. I have visited SF in the past and enjoyed it very much. Having said that though, on my first visit I arrived as a young man on a motorcycle trip and was treated to two people chasing each other down the street while one fired a gun at the other.

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