Little Building on California Coast Highway One Between San Francisco and Santa Cruz

Music du jour: one hour of Lighnin’ Hopkins: 

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 Little Building on California Coast Highway One Between San Francisco and Santa Cruz

  1. Mosesrocket says:

    This is an SST! (Sweet Smelling Toilet). Romtec prefabs them and send them all over the US. The US Forest Service and other federal agencies have lots of them in Forests and Parks. I have installed plenty of them in the Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania

  2. Anonymous says:


    thank you for the info….
    especially before I waxed poetic about what a neat little building it is…

    on second hand..

    these would make some darn nice "little homes"…..

  3. So the "musique du jour" should really be Lightnin' Hopkins "Thunderbox Blues"?

  4. Rich says:

    Epic little house, love it!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    not sure, you may have had this one on here..

    I very much love most things "stone"…
    this one from the outside is so so, but inside is absolutely smile inducing…

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