My brother Bob and I came down to #santacruz today for the paddle-put ceremony for Jack O’Neill. I first met Jack in 1953 and was his insurance broker in the early ’60s.

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:

One Response to My brother Bob and I came down to #santacruz today for the paddle-put ceremony for Jack O’Neill. I first met Jack in 1953 and was his insurance broker in the early ’60s.

  1. Michael says:

    I bought a board from Jack in the early seventies, since I didn't know how to surf he suggested I go to steamers. Later that morning he paddled up and gave me some tips. I remember him saying " Stay with it, have fun." as he paddled away.

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