Aid for Survivors of Natural Disasters

Hello Shelter People,

A long and windy road of internet surfing for camper van inspiration brought me here. I just bought four of your books from your website. I have three others on loan from the library, along with another one I bought used. Your books are so much fun to look at, then read, and then reread.

I got to thinking that you might like to read about my friend, Jon Ross, and his non-profit that helps survivors of disaster rebuild their homes and/or livelihood. He usually goes to really remote places where large NGOs never go. He finds people in dire straights no one else would help. At the same time the people he finds are those who will aid in their own recovery. I am so inspired by him. I thought I’d share his work with you all.

Micro Aid International

Thank you for all the inspiration!

–Anna Donlin

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:

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