Six Gambrel Roof Barns in Oregon

I’m starting to do posts like this on TheShelterBlog.

“These are barns I photographed in the Willamette Valley in Oregon in September, 2014. The gambrel is a distinctive and common barn roof shape in this part of the world, as is the curved roof barn…”

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:

4 Responses to Six Gambrel Roof Barns in Oregon

  1. Hey Lloyd, I love your Shelter publications and I just stumbled across this amazing blog. Thanks for everything. I have a question though, at the back of Home Work is an incredible map of Native American dwellings; I no longer have a copy of the book (an ex-girlfriend took it, hah), do you know who made that map and if it still available for purchase? Thanks again for everything you do, it has been a true inspiration.

  2. might interest

    Vanishing barns: Sussex losing part of farming heritage

    Demise of historic barns means a loss of important physical link to Sussex County's agricultural past

    When a recent arson destroyed a historic barn in Lewes, the devastating blaze focused attention on Sussex County's vanishing agricultural architecture.

    And experts say that regardless of the reason for the demise of those old barns, it means the loss of important historic connections to the coastal region's farming heritage.

    "These barns represent a physical link to our rich agricultural past," said Daniel Parsons, historic preservation planner and records manager for Sussex County.

    "Barns define our agricultural history," said Danae Peckler of the National Barn Alliance. "And there is a lot of agricultural history out there to be seen."

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