Dylan Got Shelter at Age 4

Dylan Friedman stopped in at our booth at the Green Festival yesterday and said that his Mom had given him Shelter when he was 4 years old. He said he had called it “my picture book,” and it and Winnie the Pooh were his two favorite books. He said he’d looked at the pictures when he was tiny, and built his 1st yurt when he was 21, and was now, as a result of that early inspiration, a green builder in NY.

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 Dylan Got Shelter at Age 4

  1. What a great reward for you, Lloyd! Touching so many with your written, pictorial voice…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Magic !
    I hope Dylan will pass it on to his children
    let us never forget our childhood's wonders

  3. Anonymous says:

    Meeting Lloyd and getting to chat briefly was one of the high points from the Green Festival! Yes, I will be passing on plenty of my experiences…in April 2013, I will become an uncle and can't wait.

    One small correction, my Yurt project was built in VT, but I am from NY;)
    My building projects of late have taken a more contemporary direction and finish, but my grass roots foundation is extremely strong.

    Thank you Lloyd.
    I appreciate your generosity and have made the new edition books you gave me available in my area to hopefully "inspire" a few more.

    dylan
    dylanfriedman design

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