North House Folk School

It turns out to be a wonderful place. I don’t know how they manage so many classes. Craftsmanship everywhere is high quality. Boat building, timber framing, weaving, basket making, blacksmithing. I’m about to take off in a canoe with Peter, the timber framer, in the Boundary Waters, so I’ll throw a few photos out here and post details later. The building is their blacksmith training shop, which contains 4 forges.

  I’m doing my “The Half Acre Homestead” tomorrow (Friday) and Tiny Homes presentation Saturday.

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:

3 Responses to North House Folk School

  1. I found out about your presentation only recently so couldn't be there. I am however looking forward to summer workshops with my daughter. Thanks forgets great photos.

  2. I love the boats in the rafters. They remind me of old rural houses we saw in Russia, where the boats are taken into the living quarters for the winter.
    Wonderful stuff, Lloyd.

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