Is This Cosmic or What?

Sunday morning I wanted to give Lukas a break, so set off on foot in search of coffee and adventure.

Wasn’t finding a cool coffee shop, when a guy walked up and said “Lloyd!” … in a city of 3½ million people.

Bernd Lützelberger was a carpenter, a fan of our books, and we went to very cool espresso bar and hung out for a while.

Then off on my own, It was a quiet Sunday morning, and the good city vibes were extraordinary.

There is somehow a feeling of freedom in Berlin. Go figure.

Lukas came along with his bike and 4-year-old high-energy daughter Luna and we walked along waterways and in parks; I totaled seven miles that day.

Brought to mind JFK’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” of 1963 in what was then West Berlin.


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:

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