IKEA Refugee Housing


From Mike W

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 IKEA Refugee Housing

  1. well, I have to be honest and say I did not watch the video all the way through, about two thirds.

    having said that, it did not strike me in a sturdy/cost effective/appealing sort of way.

    it seemed to have many bits and pieces, lots of opportunity for pieces to go missing, and yes, to repeat myself, too many bits and pieces.

    i have always had in mind (and being honest I have none of these skills), that a sturdy, easily managed sort of shelter would be a geodisic dome sort of structure, which folds/unfolds somewhat like origami…Had it in mind this form would be studier and more resistant to strong winds, etc.

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