Stone outbuilding

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 Stone outbuilding

  1. Yet another outbuilding (so to speak)- thought you might get a grin.


    A social worker from a big city recently transferred
    to the prairies, and was on the first tour of her new territory
    when she came upon the tiniest cabin she had ever seen in her life.
    Intrigued, she went up and knocked on the door.

    "Anybody home?" she asked.
    "Yep," came a kid's voice through the door.
    "Is your father there?" asked the social worker.
    "Pa? Nope, he left afore Ma came in," said the kid.
    "Well, is your mother there?" persisted the social worker.
    "Ma? Nope, she left just afore I got here," said the kid.

    "But," protested the social worker, (thinking that surely she will
    need to intervene in this situation) "are you never together as a family?"
    "Sure, but not here," said the kid through the door.
    "This is the outhouse!"

    Government workers are so very smart.
    Aren't you overjoyed that they'll soon be handling all our financial,
    educational and medical needs?

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