Garden, Chicken Coop With Living Roof

Colors look great in the fog.

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 Garden, Chicken Coop With Living Roof

  1. Looks good enough to morph into a poster or painting…. have always liked that type of imagery in artwork…

    Is it yours Lloyd?

  2. You have a very lush garden, Lloyd! For folks trying to go green, owning chickens can be an enticing concept, since it brings a lot of advantages on the table (literally and figuratively). Their manure, for example, can be used as fertilizer for your garden. So, putting a living roof on top of your chicken coop wouldn’t hurt at all. In fact, it expands the environmental and personal benefits as well.

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