“Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter” – Lloyd Kahn, Homework Hand Built Shelter Building on the enormous success of the original Shelter, Lloyd Kahn. Lloyd Kahn’s book, Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter, proves there’s no perspiration without inspiration when it comes to building a unique home. Home Work has ratings and 31 reviews. Trane said: Home Work is the followup to Shelter, Lloyd Kahn’s influential guide to alternative living and.

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His passion is to seek out that which is well-made and unusual. Shelter Publications Work Stations. Athena waiting for lunch. A careful look at Home Work reveals that most home hlmework featured were in their 20s when Shelter was published.

Apr 04, Reforming rated it really liked it.

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Dealing with High Energy and Separation Anxiety. Of the three decades of travel and photo-taking this book documents, Kahn spent a good portion of it in the United States, where he sometimes encountered the run-down shacks and shanties on the High Plains, and poverty-stricken areas of the Deep South and Southwest.

Great pictures not much text. Therefore, I think a fun and easier thing for me to do is to refer you to this interview from You Tube where you can meet Lloyd in person, complete with his commentary about their place and lives. I honestly don’t mind hippy dwellings but a gand sculpted house should have some variety I’d think. Aug 05, Annie Oosterwyk rated it it was amazing Shelves: In its place stands a beautiful, handcrafted home, pieced together over many years from recycled and used materials.


The greenhouse was made with old glued-together auto windshields. Particularly nice was the dining nook off the kitchen, the table made by local craftsmen and a very low ceiling, clearly evidenced in the photo below.

Timber-frame structures, classic barns, old ranches, riverside homes and other houses from Utah to Nova Scotia all are represented, just to name a few.

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter by Lloyd Kahn

I appreciate your home very much, I am interested to know the whats and wherefores as to how it was built up, where the wood came from etc, possibly many stories within. Fascinating like all of Lloyd Kahn’s books. His work is a blazing candle in my hanbuilt. Such beautiful photos of inspiring buildings it’s hard to finish before jumping out of your seat to start building your own natural home! Thanks for these photos.

A large part of the book is dedicated to traditional buildings clearly inspired by earlier eras. Now they appear as well-seasoned, wiser versions of their earlier selves. He just finished a 4-day trek between the towns of Bolinas and Gomework. Published April 20th by Shelter Publications first published January 1st Tuesday, October 28, at Great book Mostly for shrlter and to give you some insight to how some of these structures were built, this book was a great buy.

Without a doubt, my life is richer for having known him. One could spend the day in there.

Visiting Counter-Culture Icons, Lloyd Kahn and Lesley Creed

One of the highlights was looking at s vintage, hand-done books Lloyd had done on his travels. I have thumbed through this book sheltef bookstores and it is exceptional. Kahn brings them all to life.


This home looks much like a lonely ship lost at sea. Here’s what I don’t like about the book: Super pictures and stories. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The ratio of fascinating stuff to look at compared to the actual space was off the charts.

Totally inspiring and beautiful, but somehow a lot less brain-changing that the original “Shelter”, a book to which I regularly return. Our lives have been clearly connected to Lloyd in a number of ways.

I get excited just listing these things! Open Preview See a Problem? In many ways, his books have become an informal social history of the counter culture. Shekter the age of 70, he still skateboards, surfs and runs.

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter

But the book was even worse than that, since I’d hardly call anything in here easy. Home Work covers a lot of the same territory as Shelter did, but unlike Shelter handbulit full of bea Home Work is the followup to ShelterLloyd Kahn’s influential guide to alternative living and DIY homebuilding.

Readying the local crab legs for lunch. Paperbackpages. Mar 20, Aimee rated it really liked it.