Mini Cars for Tiny Homes

“Hi Lloyd,

Love your blog. Our family regularly follows your postings.

We visited a great Microcar museum recently and thought I’d share our photos:

Anne from Arnoldsville, GA”

This is Messerschmitt, which resembles an airplane cockpit. There were a lot of these in Germany when I was there in the USAF in the late ’50s. The entire top hinges open. Still looks modern.


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 Mini Cars for Tiny Homes

  1. These kinds of cars are the kind that you’d expect to see in museums! Those oddly assembled bubble cars that always seem to succeed in getting admiration. On a more serious note, though, I think they just portray the automobile standards of their generation. And these cars occurred after the war, which explains their structural similarity with aircraft. Nice!

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