Walking Home — Tiny Home

“WALKING HOUSE is a modular dwelling system that enables persons to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly through the landscape or cityscape with minimal impact on the environment. It collects energy from its surroundings using solar cells and small windmills. There is a system for collecting rain water and a system for solar heated hot water.…”

Well if you say so. Looks like it would be right at home in Dwell magazine. A reminder: I put up stuff I find interesting, not that I necessarily like. The story behind this one is weird.

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From Luke Griswold-Tergis

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:

2 Responses to Walking Home — Tiny Home

  1. That article was not at all, or even close, to what I thought it might be. This came out of trying to unite Romany populations with their non-traveller neighbors if I am reading it right, and that wasn't too easy. Can't fault the intention, or…I'm not sure. Maybe I need another cup of coffee.

  2. I read the article and I am not at all clear whether this is a serious design project or whether it is supposed to be a joke. If it is a serious project, someone certainly has too much time and/or money on their hands. I am totally unable to see how an itinerant Romani fruit picker – or anyone else for that matter – would be happy living in such a weird, uncomfortable-looking contrivance.

    However, I may be missing something important here.

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