Off the Road Again/Wheels & Water Book Rolling

What a relief to be back home. Took my first hard bike ride in months yesterday. Going to start running lightly. I’m working out in a gym 2-3 times a week to build back upper body strength. I’m mainly trying to revitalize damaged shoulders. One thing that Bill Pearl said about weight training: within a month or so you  see results. The principle of progressive resistance. Muscle tone improvements are visible (and feelable). Encouraging.

   I’m cookin on the new book (click here). 6 pages laid out (old school style design before it gets MacIntoshed). I’m in contact with a bunch of road people and boat people. All kinds of rigs. Getting them to send in 250–300 word write-ups and pix. Lots of material coming in by end of August. Nomadic Living in the 21st Century.

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:

5 Responses to Off the Road Again/Wheels & Water Book Rolling

  1. Lloyd, I love your blog and your work. I'm a liveaboard on my 29' sailboat on Lake Union in Seattle. I practice intentional, simple living in an intensely urban environment. I happily choose a small, affordable footprint, as it allows me to only work part-time and enjoy life as I like: relaxed and with plenty of time to do what I want. Let me know if you would like more info, I'm happy to share. Cheers!

  2. Hi Lloyd –

    Yeah, us geezers need to keep in shape as best we can. I can't run anymore (trashed knee), but I walk a lot. My 'gym' is a local community garden that grows produce for a food bank – I'm the compost guy. I spend a couple of hours twice a week turning, screening and rebuilding three on-going compost piles. Some of the other volunteers think I'm nuts to do all that hard work. Maybe so, but now after a few months of this I know better 'cause my upper body and stamina have improved immensely. Guess I'll have to find a 'real' gym after I put the compost 'to bed' for the winter.

    Best –


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