Ghost Town Buildings

What a beauty! It’s in Silver City, Nevada. Notice how the top window has been placed off-center so as not to conflict with the cupola roof below. The eaves look straight and true, indicating a sound foundation. This website, by photographer Steve Bingham, is a treasure trove of ghost town photos.

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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 Ghost Town Buildings

  1. yes..very nice..and nice aesthetics of the window.

    it sure does seem sturdy still…such a shame it cannot be a home..

    i wonder, if some of these towns could not be reborn as collectives for a cottage industry/workers working via internet/just some folks wanting to live cheaply?

    haven't looked through all the website pics yet, but a quick look takes my interest.

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