Small Houses in Cities and Al Green This Overcast Saturday Morning

Came on this morning as I was here working on a big shift in Shelter Publications’ future output on building.

Nutshell: from country to city,

i.e. from Walden to Detroit

Small Houses in Cities

Stay tuned…

This is such a perfect song:

Tired of Being Alone by Al Green on Grooveshark

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:

5 Responses to Small Houses in Cities and Al Green This Overcast Saturday Morning

  1. Quote: "Nutshell: from country to city, i.e. from Walden to Detroit"

    Sorry Lloyd, I'm not lovin' it…

    It took way too much time, money and energy to disentangle myself from the last city I lived in, and that's exactly what it was, the LAST city I'll ever live in.

    Maybe our ideals will cross paths again, assuming that shelterpub doesn't totally turn it's back on rurality.

  2. Peter had a look at the site you posted…Sad.

    I see so many articles on the abandoned buildings of Detroit and elsewhere, and always feel sadness. What a loss for the persons who lived/worked there. What a loss they are not at least "rescued" for reuse or use of parts.

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