Round Barn in Vermont

One of those buildings that just took my breath away. Talk abut cathedrals…

Collage of 2 photos; taken in 2005…

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 Round Barn in Vermont

  1. Anon says:

    Lloyd, thank you for sharing all these photos, of architectural details. There’s many here in the past /this photos. literally, they take my breath/make me smile/make me happy/make my skin tingle, and so much more. Someday, I would so love to do an actual tour of inside/outside of buildings you have featured. (maybe this would be a new business for you, grin). Thing is, I would need plenty of time to just sit/stand and savor. I have loved looking at details since I was three or four. My earliest memories are of sitting down on the ground and studying (at length) how a smallish stone building and its roof were constructed. I recall someone stopping to ask me what I was looking at (aliens maybe?), and when I explained, they shook their head and made a “comment”. ….Having said that I love all these details, I cannot cut a board/pound a nail (I still recall my father being puzzled that I couldn’t get the knack of pound a nail, grin), or even draw a straight line….No matter, to this day, I love the details. Inside/outside…Thanks for sharing.

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