Podcast of My Talk at Commonweal on “The Half Acre Homestead”

From a few weeks ago. The 1st part is mostly about local homebuilding, gardening, and farming in our town in the ’70s. Also domes, building advice, discussion of the ’60s and the Whole Earth Catalog, tiny homes and more. The last part, where I show slides of maybe 100 tools, doesn’t work for an audio broadcast, but we’re working on a a slide show with brief voiceover that we’ll post, probably in a few weeks.


Here is a list of the tools, with links to the manufacturers: https://www.shelterpub.com/_homestead/tools.html

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 Podcast of My Talk at Commonweal on “The Half Acre Homestead”

  1. Thanks for posting this. As someone in their 20's, it's always cool to get insights on what works and what doesn't from people with more experience!

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