Cartop Camping on California Coast

Hi Lloyd,
Love your blog. This guy has been living in the Five Cities area on the Central Coast of California for the last year or so in this setup. Often parks at the beach. Here he is yesterday cruising across the border of Arroyo Grande and Grover “City” Beach at Grand and Oak Park Blvd. Really well built structure atop
1980s volvo. Haven’t seen smoke from that chimney yet but…if its black we’ve got ourselves a new Pope, if white not? I dunno.
Best to you,
Matthew Eames

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:

One Response to Cartop Camping on California Coast

  1. I was amused to see this. My family had a similar set up for camping back in the '50s. My dad made it from plans in Popular Mechanics magazine and it folded flat for travel.

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