Santa Rosa Fires

Fountain Grove, near Santa Rosa yesterday. We’re not in any danger (so far), but it makes me realize how vulnerable we are in this part of the world. 15 dead so far, Santa Rosa devastated. Winds down today but air still smoky here, 60 miles from nearest fire.

Photo: Ken Porter, The Press Democrat

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:

4 Responses to Santa Rosa Fires

  1. Anonymous says:

    Horrific. Very glad you'se are still safe.

    Will keep you in our thoughts to stay such.

    (Just in case….do you have essentials packed to go?)

  2. Julie says:

    I too am glad you and Lesley are okay and yes it is good to have a bug out bag. There is just no way to predict when you might need it and the fires of the last few days have proved that. But knowing how resourceful you've always been, I expect you are prepared.

  3. The reports that it could very possibly be from the electric company's lack of equipment maintenance is equally scary. I had no idea how many incidents have already occcured due to same.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It's a relief to know you're safe Lloyd
    I hope your region will be preserved from this disaster
    Amitiés
    Christine

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