Home in the Pyrenees Mountains in France

Our friend and carpenter yogan was hiking in the Pyrenees recently and came across this beautiful little home. He recognized it from our book Home Work, where it was featured in a section on countercultural builders in France, and shot these photos. It was built by Jeanne-Marie; she based the design on the old stone barns of the region, but used wood rather than stone.

Here is a link to yogan’s book (in French) of wild buildings around the world: www.cabanophiles.com

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 Home in the Pyrenees Mountains in France

  1. love it. seems so “right” for the local.

    here’s another homes of interest (to me)
    not your usual, but for the “middle” of a major city, does seem nifty


    secret street in NYC
    You could even forget you’re in New York.

    An apartment on Manhattan’s Pomander Walk — a secret lane that’s off the city’s standard street grid — has just hit the market.


    (two bedrooms AND they allow cats and dogs…All Good)

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