Tiny Home With Dormer in Humboldt County

Funky, but it shows an interesting variation: a dormer that would make the otherwise claustrophobic loft feel more spacious. I don’t remember seeing this on any of the typical steep-gabled tiny homes. Also, note the shakes for rain protection over the door.

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 Tiny Home With Dormer in Humboldt County

  1. Anonymous says:

    okay, keep meaning to ask you Lloyd, what is the purpose of that sort of square on the very top of the roof? — Me, I am thinking (especially since it is a small house) a sort of skylight/moonroof ==like cars–which can be opened??

    Nice angles on this little home.

  2. That sheet metal roof's gonna blow off in the first big wind storm.

  3. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Anon — Don't know. Maybe it's a leaky skylight.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lloyd,

    thanks.

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