Hawaiian House

About a block back from the beach in Hanalei, Kauai. From Small Homes: The Right Size, along with photos of three other perfect beach houses, pp. 212–213

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 Hawaiian House

  1. once again, Lloyd, thank you for the photos/info of this Hawaiian House, and the curved roof barn.

    You’re so right, both a joy. No idea why, but architectural features (such as these), and small stone homes, have caught my interest and
    brought me huge joy, since I was very young.

    (your wild friend is pretty excellent, too.)

  2. Great house – have always liked pole-and-beam construction like this. I seem to recall seeing a similar one on the Big Island up near Honoka’a about twenty-five years ago.

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