Nice fixer-upper in Salem, #Oregon. Shelter for young persons: fix up an old house in city or town.

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:

3 Responses to Nice fixer-upper in Salem, #Oregon. Shelter for young persons: fix up an old house in city or town.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Something like that in So Cal would cost a half a million! Would be nice fixed up!

  2. It looks like someone has already started, then maybe given up. New roof, concrete foundation(?), some new windows. With some money and a lot of time, this could be beautiful.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Lloyd – I just heard you dole out that advice – find a fixer upper in a small town so you don't bankrupt yourself – at your talk for The Mother Earth News Fair, and I couldn't agree more. I also heard you say how poorly designed the standard issue tiny house is, with the ladder leading up to a loft. It's cute and novel, but for most people the novelty is going to wear off pretty quickly. Adults aren't meant to sleep with a ceiling 2' above their heads, or walk down narrow steps in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Great being able to see you in Oregon.

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