Bug in Berkeley today

I’ve owned 4 of them. To have owned one is to love them. Drove cross country, NY to San Francisco both in 1957, again in winter 1960 with 3 adults, one baby/100 gallons coast-to-coast, gas 40 cents per gallon=$40 total; went thru snowstorms, 35 horsepower…

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 Bug in Berkeley today

  1. I had two bugs and a square back. The square back had the side windows removed and fiberglassed in. Whoever did it did a damn good job.It looked like it was all original. And like you said…go anywhere and always get there, with maybe some help from a random paper clip (throttle linkage, Aspen, 1975) or a piece of rope. (crank/alternator Lompoc, same year)

    Where's the baby from that trip? He/she would be about the same age as me. Doing well, I hope.

    I never had a transporter, much to my dismay. But I ain't dead yet.


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