Rainy Night in Canada

I pulled into Courtenay,

Was raining and getting dark…

Friday night on my book trip to Vancouver Island.

Went to Serious Coffee for caffeine, wi-fi, town orientation. It’s good to get away from SF/LA/NYC etc. sophisticated areas. Courtenay’s a pretty real town. Real people. Refreshing. Got nice motel room, started looking for music venues…Whistlestop Pub…well, yeah-uh. I lucked out. Big place, multi-levels. sat at bar, great beer, great food…what type music they gonna play, I asked bartender. “Sorta rockish…”

Lead guitar player probably 60 y.o., other guys young. They did covers — Dylan, Credence, some better than others. Then they did the Beatles’ If I Fell In Love, the drummer singing John’s lines, and it was stunning. I don’t know if the band even knew what was happening, but they were channeling this great song from 50 (!) years ago; it was perfect…

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:

3 Responses to Rainy Night in Canada

  1. Lloyd, sent you this link, as thought maybe you could do something similar to this fellow……You tell us about a lot of the things you do around your homestead, also, maybe you could follow similar pattern on this fellow, on "how to publish a small homes book", etc…


    developing his own apps for the iPhone including seven how-two apps

    Weight Lifting Videos, has helped net $1,200 a month

    and this paragraph, here…my goodness, you are always "educating" us about something..
    His inspiration: “I was reading the Tim Ferris book, The Four-Hour Work Week,” he recalls. “Ferris was talking about how the best business you can be in is the education business.”

    etc etc, if you read the article.

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