Builders of the Pacific Coast by Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn is currently working on a new book on tiny houses, and recently contacted me about possibly including a piece on my Tiny Free House. It won’t be long before I’ll need to move my pallet house project closer to home, and having it nearby will make it a lot easier to finish it up.

If you’re not familiar with Lloyd, let me introduce you. Lloyd Kahn has been building, living in, and writing about alternative handmade homes for decades. He lives and works in the tiny coastal town of Bolinas, California. His publishing company is called Shelter Publications, and is well known for publishing books and software designed to improve the quality of life.

His most recent book is Builders of the Pacific Coast. He sent me a copy last week and I’ve been pouring over the pages in a trance. The book is absolutely amazing. It’s filled with stories of homemade homes from San Francisco to British Columbia. Over a two-year period Lloyd made four separate trips up the coast meeting people and photographing their amazing homes. All that work is now captured in the pages of this 256-page book, packed with color photos.

In my humble opinion, Builders of the Pacific Coast is an incredible bargain at less than thirty bucks (check his website for current pricing). Below are some sample photos from the book.

Shelter Publications


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