A few years ago, a bike messenger in San Francisco (also a musician) was talking about having a newborn baby. “It’s a whole new octave, man,” he said.
This is how it feels just having finished this book. I can now see the horizon, where until now, I couldn’t see farther than the layout table and the steady stress of bringing the ship into port (book to printers)…I’m in a United 747 right now (airborne wi-fi is finally a reality), heading for Hong Kong and we’ll be printing on Thursday, March 6th and I am EXCITED. The moment when something we’ve worked on for years becomes hold-in-yr-hands reality…Rather than jump back into a new book right away, we’re going to do 2 things, both digital: (1) Start theshelterblog, which will focus on building, carpentry, gardening, homesteading and the home arts and (2) make a series of YouTube videos on diverse subjects, such as The Half Acre Homestead, office workout equipment, photos of my trips, selected material from our books, such as Bob Easton’s drawings of 5 tiny homes in our book Shelter…we’ve got a ton of “content,” and this is a way to supplement our books with communication in the digital world.
This book has turned out to be exciting, like it’s the sassy young cousin of Tiny Homes…the fact that all these homes are mobile gives the book an exuberance, which I didn’t realize until it was done.