GIMME SHELTER Playing for Change / Song Around the World

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:

4 Responses to GIMME SHELTER Playing for Change / Song Around the World

  1. Thank you Lloyd, great share, and thank you musicians, very beautiful and heartfelt. It’s all about Shelter, isn’t it? I’ve been in love with and greatly inspired by your book Homework since giving myself a copy in ’04. Naturally it led to a study of your work and books. Thank you for being your fearless, true self and for sharing and creating your vision. Hoping the world keeps taking ever more notice of visionary thinkers and creatives such as yourselves to inspire us to do this ourselves, and live with the land. Just finding your space online- I am so glad to get to listen in the continuing conversation. Thank you.

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