Menthé’s Cabin in France

Yogan is a skillful and prolific French carpenter whose treehouse was in Tiny Homes (pp. 154-55). Isn’t this a beauty?

hi lloyd!
i want to you see our new cabine, the house of Menthé:

wheels and water is finish?
when you come in france?


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 Menthé’s Cabin in France

  1. can I help ? here's some translation (trying…) from Yogan's blog

    Re-used old framework
    Floor : insulation with sheep wool (recovered mattresses)
    Walls : clay and straw (cob ?) on wooden laths – inside : plaster + natural ochre
    Roof : asphalt shingle (no more leaks)

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