Kids Dig Tiny Homes

I’ve had so much fun over the past few years, handing out our mini books to kids. They all get it.

On Friday morning, my friend Louie and I went into (the very cool) Queenie’s diner in the tiny coastal town of Elk (California). This kid was sitting with his folks and he looked at me with a level gaze. There was some intelligence here.

I handed him one of our Tiny Homes mini books and went back to my breakfast.

About 10 minutes later, he came over and said to me, “Do you want to see what I like in this book?”

“Well, sure.”

Whereupon he opened the mini book, and showed me about 5 pages that he’d marked with scraps of paper.

His name is Booker.

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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