Back From NYC, Off to Oregon Tomorrow

What a jet setter! Home 2 days and then on an airplane again. To the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon (about an hour south of Portland). On Saturday, June 6, at 11:30 AM, I’m doing a presentation on Tiny Homes on the Move; and on Sunday, June 7, at 10:AM, “50 Years of Natural Building.” Both at the Renewable Energy Stage.

These Mother Earth News Fairs are great events. Good vibes. Lots of things I’m interested in. Chickens, sheep, gardening, farming, building, homesteading, cooking, renewable energy, to mention a few. They’re like super-size county fairs.

Info: https://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/oregon.aspx

I’m getting in 2 days early, and taking my skateboard. Renting a car and probably heading out to the coast and driving south. I’ll be looking for hills to skate and hunting for barns to photograph. Quite a different kind of trip than NYC.

As usual I have a ton of photos and notes from my NYC trip and will try to get some of it out before too long.

I have a big note next to my keyboard, “No appearances rest of 2015.” I’m going to take a break from publicity/marketing when I get back and get a bunch of things done at home, including homestead chores, crafts projects, more fishing—and getting going on layout of Small Homes, our next book.

Music del día: Phil Spector, 1961-1966. What a genius! (at that time of his life). Da Doo Ron Ron, Be My Baby, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah…

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 Back From NYC, Off to Oregon Tomorrow

  1. Mr. Sharkey says:

    Hey Lloyd;

    Although you are more interested in barns and small habitations, don't neglect to take notice of the bridges in Oregon built along Highway 101 by Conde McCullough. All are as beautiful as they are practical. The Oregon Department of Transportation is dedicating a lot of resources to restore and preserve these historic structures.

    There's a great circular barn along Highway 36 between Triangle Lake and Deadwood. Email me if you'd like a thumbnail sketch of what to see and what to avoid while driving the coast.

  2. Anonymous says:

    all good. yes, rest. (but maybe not too much, grin).

    look forward to pics.

  3. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Sharkey,
    Yes, would like sketch please.

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