Small home in Berkeley

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:

6 Responses to Small home in Berkeley

  1. Once upon a time, this was a pretty little, shingle-style, American Craftsman bungalow. Now look at it: nasty windows, a nasty door, skinny little porch guard rails, spindly porch support posts,…

    Why do people do this stuff?

    Looking on the bright side, although it needs some paint, it seems to be reasonably well maintained and hasn't fallen down yet. Maybe, some day, a kind person will restore it to its original beauty? I'm sure it will be grateful.

  2. Washington Woman Built A Tiny Sustainable Home Made Of Hemp

    Tiny hemp homes are being made in Washington as a way to promote more sustainable building materials

    Though she has never built a home before, Pam Bosch claims that “Anybody can do this. Grandma can do this. Grandma’s doing it.”

    She’s referring to building tiny homes made of hemp, the plant that grows cannabis, which is a Schedule I drug and considered a felony to possess or grow.

    The 62-year-old artist became determined to build homes made of hemp after learning of its sustainability and the positive effect it has on the environment compared to other building materials.

  3. more on Hemp House

    Pamela Bosch to speak on 'Deep Green Building' at Pratt Institute



    Our friend and the founder of Highland Hemp House, Pamela Bosch, will speak on “Deep Green Building” during a Sustainability Crash Course at New York’s Pratt Institute next month. (more)
    check out the comments…some interesting

    And From National Geographic too

    Very good video here on National Geographic too.


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