Colorful Cabin, Mendocino, Calif.

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 Colorful Cabin, Mendocino, Calif.

  1. This boarded-up Vancouver home is a shambles and is due for the wrecking ball. Asking price: $25.8-million
    Sad to see such land/homes priced out of the reach of all but foreingers…
    http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/25/this-boarded-up-vancouver-home-is-a-shambles-and-is-due-for-the-wrecking-ball-asking-price-25-8-million/
    once upon a time, a Canadian Army Officer could afford it, NO more
    Bertram M. Hoffmeister would be amazed — perhaps appalled — were he still around. In 1937, the Canadian Army officer commissioned local architect Charles Van Norman to craft him a home on 4749 Belmont
    Then, when Hoffmiester went off to war, he rented it to a member of Group of Seven
    first tenant was another prominent Canadian, Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris, who lived in the house until 1943
    last person to occupy the house was Victor Li, son of Hong Kong mogul Li Ka-shing, one of the world’s richest men. Mr. Li and his family lived at 4749 Belmont for approximately five years, and sold the property to its current owner in 1997. No one has lived in it since.
    Now, it will likely sell to another foreigner…
    Seems sad to me, from what I read, quite a lot of prime land, throughout North America is now owned by foreigners…

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