Up The River Last Week

Louie’s house, the river, Titsch and Louie on our 3-hour river walk last Wednesday:

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:

8 Responses to Up The River Last Week

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lloyd, am sure you know this, but some times it is nice to hear it again..

    all in all, from the folks/things/places you share with us, you've done an enviable job of creating a good life.

    it surely makes me want to work towards some of these things.


  2. Sol says:

    the side of that house makes me really happy. All that lovely stacked wood. its beautiful. What a lovely place to live.

  3. Martin says:

    I like the stacked wood on the house-side deck too, but I'm a wee bit concerned about all that weight on what appears to be a substantial cantilever – gravity always wins….

  4. Sol, that is exactly how I feel about it. Beautiful! Martin, spoken like a true engineer, and good advice for sure. On the bright side, the load likely eases as the winter advances.

  5. bayrider says:

    Did you ride the bosun's chair to get to Louie's? The film you made of that was one of the first posts I saw on this blog. I knew you and friends were a different and rare breed of cats!

  6. Lloyd Kahn says:

    This time of year we can walk across the river.

  7. Margot says:

    Does Louie still have the cable ride to his house? I love that video of you taking it over to his place for dinner one night.

  8. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Margot, used in winter when river is high.

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