Handmade houses

I bought a Mother Earth News magazine today just for the article by Lloyd Kahn on ‘Inspiring Handmade Homes’. Read his fascinating blog and explore these magical abodes. I’m impressed by his writing and his travels, and the fact that most of the northern California and Pacific Northwest builders began these structures back in the late 60’s, 70’s… with no money. I’d love to live in any one of these, but especially the ones with a sauna!

from Kahn’s blog, a sauna built by Colin Doane in Haida Gwai (Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia)

Kahn is the founder of Shelter Publications, an independent publishing company. He also worked with Stewart Brand on the Whole Earth catalog, which was a bible for all of us back to the land’ers.

At 72, he still surfs, skiis and skateboards. 

This entry was posted in Daily meanderings and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Handmade houses

  1. Gina says:

    My favorite is the 10X10 built for $1000. I just like those figures. Wonder if there’s anyone in Atlanta who could put one of those in my back yard??

  2. Victoria says:

    Danny Feig’s Small Carpenters at Large: http://www.smallcarpenters.com/the_tea.php

    although their prices may not be small…

  3. Gina says:

    I think it may have to be the resident carpenter at large.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *