Louie Frazier’s Shop in Mendocino County, California

This building was inspired by our book Shelter, and it likewise inspired our book Home Work, which features Louie as the primary builder, with 10 pages of his creations. When I visit Louie, I sleep in the little round bedroom at the right. The building was built with poured concrete and slip forms in the ’70s.

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 Louie Frazier’s Shop in Mendocino County, California

  1. Hi Lloyd, I never tire of looking at this building. Every time I am struck by it’s timeless beauty.
    Thank you Louie, Thank you Lloyd.

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