Sustainable Living in Hawaii

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Building by Jack Whitfield on the North Shore of Kauai, near the Na Pali Coast. More on Jack and his work: www.jackarooprojex.com

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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:

5 Responses to Sustainable Living in Hawaii

  1. Ken says:

    Whoa…I am blown-away.
    Ken

  2. Jason says:

    I like the various shades of green incorporated in the siding. Well done.

  3. Jason says:

    Nope…I changed my mind. It’s the pumpkin bucket that really ties it together.

  4. Frann Brothers says:

    A beauty!

  5. max godino says:

    my 12 year saw this and said: “That’s what I want to build when I grow up”.

    Just about what I said to my dad back when I was his age looking through Shelter

    (And I did! See page 33 of Tiny Homes)

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