On the Road Homes

Tons of photos of housetrucks and house buses at www.housetrucks.com

This website is based on Roger Beck’s classic book, Some Turtles Have Nice Shells. If you scroll around, you’ll find many photos in different categories. (These are in the “Vintage” section.)

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:

3 Responses to On the Road Homes

  1. excellent link; thanks.

    Q: who was the fellow that had the “Bus Barn” website?

    i found untold hours of dreaming available there!

  2. s.e. charles wrote: “Q: who was the fellow that had the “Bus Barn” website?”

    Oh, that would be me. I lost my server space in March of 2013, and didn’t have the heart to put the work into bringing it back all upgraded so it would run on a modern host’s machine.

    In 2018, I had it up and updated to my satisfaction with current software, etc, but again it got torpedoed after a few months, so…

    The Wayback machine has a pretty complete set of snapshots, the most complete of which is from November of 2012: http://web.archive.org/web/20121102044127/http://www.mrsharkey.com/. You might have to click around a bit to find every page, but it’s all mostly there.

  3. Good Morning Mr. S from the NE coast of the USA!

    thank you so much for replying & to the Kahns for providing the vehicle for us to do so. (pun intended) The last my feeble 69 years remembers is the installment of you living in a boxtruck. You had a great website and i appreciate the link to the archives.

    important thing is that you are well and safe. thanks again & wishing you blue sky and green lights in your journey.


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