Sneak Preview of Tiny Homes On The Move By Deek Diedrickson

While Deek and I were hanging out at the Southern Home & Garden Show last week in North Carolina, he whipped out his camera and shot footage of some proofs I had of the new book:

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:

5 Responses to Sneak Preview of Tiny Homes On The Move By Deek Diedrickson

  1. I love all the books you're involved with & I even have an original print Shelter. However one question……

    Why are you printing your books in CHINA?

    That seems to be a contradiction of more than a few sorts. Not to mention I'm sure there are plenty of printers large or small here in the states that not only could use the work but could also meet your needs at a competative price.

  2. We print all our one-color books in the USA. Like just about every other American publisher, we print all our 4-color books overseas (in this case, Hong Kong. Why? We cannot afford to do otherwise. With Tiny Homes alone, it would have cost us over $75,000 more to print in USA, and that would put us out of business.
    Contradiction, dkb? Where was the computer made that you sent this message from? Have a TV? Cell phone? Made in America? The contradiction dkb, is you and others' hypocrisy in this kind of selective criticism.
    I'm also tired of this kind of self righteous preaching. I admire and respect printers and pressmen of all nationalities. American, Chinese, they're all talented and hard working and at this plant, where I have spent many hours, they are paid a decent wage. So if you truly object to anything made in China, don't buy this book and don't buy or use anything else not made in America.

  3. WOW Loyd, thanks for an insightfully & spirited reply to my simple question. I didn't realize I was preaching or questioning anyone's ability based on nationality.

    Your simple "Everyone else is doing it & the extra $5 ($75k/15,000 units) a book it would've put me out of business otherwise" position on the matter would've sufficed. No need for name calling.

    Well Loyd since you pointed your finger & asked…..buying American isn't a new concept for me & my computer is American made (in a local garage actually WITH as many USA parts as possible) as well as my jeans, work boots & even my little pocket knife if you must know. As for my TV & cell phone, they are both second hand used. Honestly I've not much use for either.

    I wish you nothing but success with your book & rest assured when I come across it in one of many used book stores I visit, I'll most likely buy it.


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