You’ve Got to Help Me — Little Mack Simmons

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:

2 Responses to You’ve Got to Help Me — Little Mack Simmons

  1. Hey Lloyd, Awsome piece of blues. I like it. I came to you back again when I found after all my movings in this Country your book “Shelter from 1974 when we had no email and web.
    A good written example of worlds architecture as I mentioned. Especially the dome of jena and all the following articles as the interview with the american from california who builds his house from scrap. And the very environmentally aspect of the whole book has inspired me over the years.
    Now as we getting older we have to learn the lessons of architecture again and again. A very busy life but I like it. Lets be in touch.
    Very best regards

  2. Wolfgang,
    Send me yr. email address ( and I’ll put you on my monthly GIMME SHELTER newsletter list.
    Thanks for the feedback!

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