Bill Steen’s Photos of Our Homestead

Bill and Athena Steen and their son Benito visited us a few weeks ago. They’re the folks that started the  strawbale movement with their book The Straw Bale House, written in 1994. I’d been to visit them 3 times at their end-of-the-road compound south of Tucson, but this was their first visit here. We had a lot of fun. We have a lot in common. Bill shot all his photos with an iPhone.

https://www.caneloproject.com/visiting-counter-culture-icons-lloyd-khan-and-lesley-creed/

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 Bill Steen’s Photos of Our Homestead

  1. Paula says:

    Wait – Lesley makes quilts, and you've never done a post on any of them? I'm SO disappointed! The quilts in your friend's post are beautiful!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yuppers…Nice quilts …

    Now, I think she should make a quilt of the pic up above…

    The pic is a beauty..love the warm honey tones/the capture of the windows/skylights over the sink/work area. Sort of thought it would make a interesting picture/painting…

    But wait… a quilt of it would be "just the ticket"..

    nice.

  3. Lew says:

    Lew built that.

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