Lloyd Kahn

Shelter Publications



Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early ’60s and went on to publish seven books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He’s the former shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, and he’s published seven highly graphic books, including the classic Shelter in 1973 and Tiny Homes in 2012. Read a recent New York Times article about his experiences here.

Lloyd will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fair.


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The Half-Acre Homestead: 46 years of building and gardening

With his wife, Lesley, Lloyd Kahn built a home and established a garden on half an acre of land in a small town on the California coast. Doing so involved building and gardening, cooking and preserving, forging and fishing, quilting and weaving. Kahn was the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog and has published a series of books on owner-built housing. But The Half-Acre Homestead is his first book on his own work. Hear all about his journey.
Modern Homesteading Organic Gardening

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Small Homes: The right size

Are tiny homes too small for you? Do you want living space larger than 200 to 300 square feet of floor area? Hot on the heels of his popular Tiny Homes series of books, Lloyd Kahn revisits smallish structures and explores the possibilities of working within limited physical spaces and maximizing creativity in relation to one's needs. His books are profusely illustrated, and his workshop includes many images that never made it between their covers. Use your own hands to build your own home.
Modern Homesteading Green Building

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