The Compleat Blogger

I have to tell you, doing this blog is too much fun. Ridiculous. I am getting such good feedback. We were stymied by Blogger’s (Google’s) refusal to help fix something that was broken in Blogspot (couldn’t make change on template, etc). So we put it in a post, got immediate feedback and as a result, I believe, Rick’s got it fixed. Shame on Google, they are behaving like monopolists here.

Tiny Homes On the Move I realized the other day that for a month or more I have mysteriously been getting just enough material (photos and text) to do layout. It’s coming in from contributors in a flow that’s just about exactly equal to what I can handle in doing the rough 2-page spreads.

   I’m getting close to the halfway mark. Here’s what just got finished:

-4 pages on the Moron Brothers, two Kentucky buddies who play bluegrass and fish, hunt, and trap on their shantyboat in the Kentucky River. These guys are fun! Check them out here.

-4 pages on Sisters on the Fly, a group of over 1,000 women who have vintage trailers and go fly fishing and horseback riding and sit around campfires in camp-outs, just us girls. They are also fun.

-A high-speed asymmetrical catamaran, a “Proa” that recently crossed the Pacific, from San Francisco to the Marquesas Islands.

-“Guided By The Stars,” the 6 Vaka Moana 66-foot outrigger sailing canoes from Polynesia, which spent a few days in our bay in 2011. We’ve got photos of them here and in other parts of the Pacific Ocean. They navigate by the stars; wind is their only power.

-A beautiful little (54 sq. ft. floor space) Vardo, gypsy wagon-shaped, on a trailer that’s a great spare movable guest room.

   The studio here is pretty out of control. A blizzard of notes to self. So going on right now. Hey, maybe this is the golden age of communication…

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 The Compleat Blogger

  1. Lloyd, your blog is my favorite! Always inspired by what you are seeing and doing!

    I launched a website for Sonoma Mountain Ranch Preservation Foundation that I think you will be interested in. Sonoma Mountain is a sacred place that has been monopolized by wealthy landowners. Even though the city of Petaluma owns an amazing parcel up there, public access has been blocked for over a decade by individuals who have unlimited funds to thwart us peasants from poking around. Fortunately, one forward-looking owner has preserved her historic ranch and created a research foundation. Please take a look:

    Re: mobile saunas–The Land sauna is the best ever! Louie rocks.

    Best Regards,

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