Lloyd in Japanese Magazines

I’ve had interviews and photos appear in several Japanese magazines lately, all on the subject of our building books and in-middle-of-garden production studio. Wish I could read what they’re saying about us.

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 Lloyd in Japanese Magazines

  1. Tim Joe says:

    "Ah, Lloyd-san, mighty warrior, fight with tomahawk!"

    "Most venerable nobleman Lloyd-san, he tell father: "Father-san, I cannot tell lie…"

    "This tool chop down redwood, build sampan, tiny house, surfboard, many chicken-coop."

  2. Anonymous says:

    RRoydsama, Ironic that you're in a mag with the big heading HUGE! If you send me a fax of the article I'll have it translated for you…. ~jma
    (probably you've already had lots of offers for translation services)

  3. Anonymous says:

    If you somehow manage to find the time you should check out the films of Hayo Miyazaki. He's a famous Japanese director of animation and many of his films (like Totoro) feature buildings and settings that visually come remarkably close to your beautiful homestead. In other words, They probably think your a nature spirit dude!

    -Ryan

  4. dzent1 says:

    Whenever anyone asks me what I want to be when I grow up (I'm 56) I always say: LLOYD KAHN

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