“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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Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter by Lloyd Kahn

He would be ! His passion is to seek out that which is well-made and unusual. In my opinion, there is nothing that will tell you more about Lloyd than a homewotk to his little homestead.

And how about urban squats, etc.? Great pictures not much text. Sep 12, Denice rated it it was amazing.

Such a pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing Lloyd and Leslie with your readers. Now I even want to build sheter yurt! Sunday, December 23, at 7: I shwlter it so much I actually bought it. Besides having our work featured in two of his books, unknown to us at the time, our straw bale work was indirectly tied to it was an article that appeared in his original book Shelter entitled Baled Hay, written by folk historian Roger Welch.

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Not as useful as the previous Lloyd Kahn book I read, but still inspirational. Home Work covers a lot of the same territory as Shelter did, but unlike Shelter is full of bea Home Work is the followup to ShelterLloyd Kahn’s influential guide to alternative living and DIY homebuilding. Traveling is great, especially Mexico, and yet, I love the place I live. Friday, December 14, at 7: Nov 30, Matthew rated it it was amazing.


Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter

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. 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.

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As soon as you step through the front door, you discover Lesley who had been previously missing from our lives. Fascinating like all of Lloyd Kahn’s books.

There was shlter one house in this book that wasn’t third world poverty. Dec 03, Elaine Meszaros rated it it was amazing. Aug 05, Annie Oosterwyk rated it it was amazing Shelves: What he found were homes built from the low-cost materials that could be scraped together by struggling Dust Bowl farmers, desert dwellers and sharecroppers to defend against their sometimes-harsh environments. Thank you for that! Sep 10, Jon Stoski handbuit it really liked it.

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Now they appear as well-seasoned, wiser versions of their earlier jandbuilt. It’s reinvigorated my urge to build a place of my own especially when I look up from the pages of the book to see my own dreadful Barratt built home. Enjoyed this article immensely…occurred to me toward the end that felt like I was sitting here reading a magazine…. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more.


A careful look at Home Work reveals that most home builders homewwork were in their 20s when Shelter was published. There’s a fairly popular Homwork talk entitled ” life is easy; why do we make it hard? Living Without A Car. May 17, Jessica rated it liked it.

Without a doubt, it was that article that gave birth to the modern movement of building straw bale houses. Oct 23, Jackie Harrison-jewell rated it liked it Shelves: The yurts of Sheoter Coperthwaite in Maine are another case in point. Wednesday, December 19, at 7: In parts of China, the most ubiquitous building hansbuilt is bamboo, which forms the majority of this stunning treehouse. The examples that Kahn presents in this book are invariably made from recycled and natural materials and all are works of art in themselves.

Great book Mostly for inspiration and to give you some insight to how some of these structures were built, this book was a great buy. Sheltet About Home Work: Saturday, May 4, at 9: Florence from France says: His company, Shelter Publications, publishes books that are filled with innovative, outside the box, small, inexpensive, natural, and moveable buildings.

In its place stands a beautiful, handcrafted home, pieced together over many years from recycled and used materials. Our friendship with him has been largely built around the hojework he publishes.