Surfrider Cafe

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 Surfrider Cafe

  1. I am almost 50 years old and have been distressed for years on how we Americans live. I live in the South where many Mcmansions were built. Most of the owners put floodlights on them so drivers could see the house at night like some sort of megalith. Come to think of it, the mcmansions are no different that the pyramids put down by the missippian cultures before us. Same thing

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