Come See Us at the Maker Faire This Weekend (May 21–22)

My son, Evan, will be hosting the Shelter booth at the Maker Faire in San Mateo this weekend selling books at a discounted price. Come on by and check out the booth.

Maker Faire Info:…

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:

2 Responses to Come See Us at the Maker Faire This Weekend (May 21–22)

  1. Lloyd,
    Sorry to hear that you won't be posting as often. I'm one of those 500 that check your blog pretty much daily and use your blog and a little background information about you in introductory computer science classes as an example of blogging/Social Media. After reading your post I went to the Shelter pubs site and bought 3 more of your books. Best wishes to you and keep up the good work!
    Marshall Reeves

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