Bruddah Iz

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 Bruddah Iz

  1. Lloyd, tanks eh for all your great posts about Kauai and Hawaii. Many travel writers get so caught up gushing about sunsets from 5 star restaurants and hotels, they never get around to the people, small businesses, and culture that is the actual heart throb of Hawaii. You've done an excellent job! A special thanks for featuring Bruddah Iz in this post.
    Your next visit, please come to Maui; plenny ol' futs around here to talk story with

    Gene Belmont, Makawao.

  2. I was in Cancun last week for dental work and end of a long day in the dental chair feeling tired and sore I got on the bus headed back to my rental. A Mayan dude stoned to the bone gets on carrying a ukulele and proceeds to playing and singing "Over the Rainbow" and the tourists and locals hummed and sang along. Wow, that took the edge off my misery and of course I wished that I was in Kauai instead of Cancun but nevertheless it was a wondrous moment.

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