A Package This Makes It Seem Like It’s All Worth While

Over the years we’ve sent prison inmates any books they ask for. 20 years ago, we were sending out a lot of weight training books. These days, they’re asking for building books.*

Yesterday this package arrived and it was a delight. The spoon is really nice. Handcrafted, not made in China.

The notes in yellow say:

“Dear Lloyd & friends,

A few years ago you folks were kind enough to send me Home Work for free when I was locked up – so, to return the kindness, here is a gift. Enjoy it! If you come across anyone else who wants one, they are on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/242806539/stainless-steel-spork-hand-forged)

Best regards,

Drew”

*If you’re an inmate or know any, tell them to write us for free books. -LK

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:

7 Responses to A Package This Makes It Seem Like It’s All Worth While

  1. Just read a post on Not Buying Anything about Radical Acceptance that brought me to tears. Now this – second time today. I agree with Tohner Jackson; you are my guru, too. I love you Lloyd. D.

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