Wooden Topographic Model of Kauai

This was at a ranger station/museum in the Waimea area. Looks like it was done by some sort of computer-generated cutting tool. It’s the entire 25 x 35 mile island of Kauai.

I shot this picture centered (at bottom) on Hanalei Bay—it’s that perfect 2/3-circle. Look at the way the mountains fan out in the same pattern. Na Pali coast on right. I believe the sand you see half-way up on the right is Polihale Beach, end of the road.

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 Wooden Topographic Model of Kauai

  1. Anonymous says:

    Eight Million DOLLARS for this? Obscene – Tax Dollars at Work, and Good Need to Raise Ticket Prices?????????????

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