Small homes in Berkeley #5

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 Small homes in Berkeley #5

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lloyd
    I am a 5th generation NorCal/Bay Area resident and have as of late been so overwhelmed with the masses that are now living in California that I have seriously been considering pulling up roots and moving. It has been an at times wrenching prospect that I discuss with my 6th generation daughter…where do we go? How do we leave our home? Should we?
    Your little gems such as these simple but somehow amazing photos of Berkeley bungalows remind me of the soul that still weaves it's way through our burdened culture, and is a
    reminder to me that I can easily still find the "there" there if I just keep my eyes open. It is a reminder to me that maybe it is what is inside me that is "going away" and that really being in a certain place is just as much our own internal perception as much as external.
    Thank you

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