Nice Little Hawaiian Cottage in Kapa’a

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 Nice Little Hawaiian Cottage in Kapa’a

  1. Interesting. I notice that there is a little jut out over the door/porch. Makes me think maybe the porch and new roof was added after the build. Looks good.

  2. looks like a Hicks home
    used to be very popular in Hawaii, many still standing in old neighborhoods
    single wall, clear redwood 5/4 siding exterior, 4/4 interior
    one horizontal support at height of bottom of windows
    specially made bottom plate so it fits together at floor
    with a ridge that sticks out beyond siding to shed water off the wall
    the old double hung windows (with counterweights hidden in walls and twisty steel guides) are obsolete today
    i took one down, an old beach house in kihei
    milled all the siding to get rid of stain and wear
    new house with old wood came out very nice, lots of work of course
    better grade of clear redwood than you can buy today

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