Louie coming in on cable across river–500 foot ride to his cabin

He’s carrying a duck I bought at Costco ($15), which we cooked for dinner. Every time I ride across the river on the cable, my heart’s in my mouth. The river is high and rushing right now.

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 Louie coming in on cable across river–500 foot ride to his cabin

  1. Anonymous says:

    My gosh..Truly it sounds wonderful…but I could not do it…I am a scardy cat..

    Is there another way into his place, or is this cable it?

  2. Wait, what? A 500 foot cable is his driveway? More info please!

  3. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Louie's cabin is across a river. In winter, when water is high, only access is on a bosun's chair on the cable. You take off from a 30' high tower and go by gravity to the other side. There is another cable for the return trip.

  4. Dominic says:

    There are a few videos of Lloyd riding the cable on youtube.

  5. Anonymous says:

    couldn't decide where to put this, thought you might like to see it…


    This might be the toughest 9-year-old around

    Earlier this month, Milla became the only competitor under 18 at an extreme obstacle course race in Miami, Florida.

    inspired to start competing in Spartan races and obstacle courses

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