Airborne Kids


Evan and Will, circa early ’80s, on the homestead…

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 Airborne Kids

  1. so very nice to see a photo of kids excited/healthy/”running on air” with “life”, rather than propped in a corner gazing at tv, or cell phone games. Society has lost a lot, and will lose much more with current kids not experiencing what these two did. Brains and bodies (I believe) develop differently…..

  2. Lil ones do float, bounce in any direction and in the blink of an eye grow up. All we parents can do is hold on tight to their magic as long as we can! I always hoped mine would be true to their unique selves and here I am at 70 wanting to build a small caravan type house trailer! Not a hippie but was always fascinated with Gypsy wagons when stationed in England. I’ve lived off grid using solar for power and hauled my own water so sure I could survive. Found your Turtle cabin when looking at what others have done-really beautiful. Still building them in Ft Collins?

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