Vintage Brick Building in Victoria

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 Vintage Brick Building in Victoria

  1. This is the old Janion Hotel building in Victoria. It is now being redeveloped as "micro-lofts", whatever these might be. The original facade and much of the building is to be retained, which is good. The typical fate of old buildings like this seems to lead through crack house to fire to eventual demolition so, despite some reservations about the slick "urban lifestyle" that these micro-lofts are obviously aimed at, this is a good news story.

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