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280 sq. ft Cabin For Sale in Michigan #14,000

"1 Room 14×20 cabin with electric, cold running water, out house and fully furnished. Ready for you to come up and enjoy. Cabin is in great shape, has vinyl siding, shed and nicely wooded lot. Walking distance to Wolf Lake Beach and Wolf Lake Store."

Fox With Diamond Eyes, Dan Hicks With Hot Licks

Running by headlight Tuesday night, I spotted a grey fox in a field alongside the trail. I moved a little closer to him and he stood his ground and looked at me (at my headlight, that is). His eyes glittered like (white) diamonds. Eyes of the cat family (bobcat, very occasional mtn lion) are green or yellow when reflected at night, as I recall…

Driving home along the coast later, this Dan Hicks song somehow hit the spot: http://grooveshark.com/s/Hey+Bartender/49mg1O?src=5

Origami with Dollar Bills

"Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.
   Won Park is the master of Origami. He is also called the “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not– both in stunning detail."
Sent us by R.B. Garden

Slide Show, Book Signing Friday February 24, San Francisco

This Friday I'm doing a book signing and slide show for the Tiny Homes book at Gravel & Gold in the Mission district in San Francisco. A totally cool store. Friday Feb. 24, 7PM, 3266 21st Street: http://gravelandgold.com/events/slideshow-lloyd-kahn-tiny-homes/

Beach Art

Redwood Salvaged From City Fences as Tiny Studio

"When San Francisco artist and builder Jay Nelson sees someone tearing down a redwood fence in his neighborhood he asks if he can take it home with him.
   With a stockpile of salvaged, old growth redwood fencing, he recently built a tiny studio for his friend, and neighbor, Lana to use as a home office. It's just under 100 square feet and that means it's small enough so that San Francisco doesn't require a permit.
   In this video, Nelson shows us his stockpile of wood, the studio made of nearly all salvaged materials (doors, windows, flooring included) and how it nearly melts into the yard because of its rounded shape. He also gives us a peek at the greenhouse he's building out of some of his recycled redwood just next to the studio (see his blog for more finished photos with decking)."

The Cube: Snappy Little Nissan SUV

Saw this parked last night nearby. The designers got a lot of stuff right here — it just looks sensible. (Reminds me of the look of those cars in that animated movie about same.)

Beach Photos at Dusk

The Electronic Cottage

Hi Lloyd,
I thought of you and your blogging/writing after shooting this photo last week.I feel like you've mentioned the electronic cottage before, and I thought this photo captured that concept quite well. I'm looking forward to reading the new book, and I check out your blog a couple times a week.…I'd enjoy hearing more about your building work and career before Shelter Publications. Keep it up!

Mike McDonough Durham, NC

Photo of Mini Book

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Reprinting Our Color Books Up the Kazoo Now":

Why not show us a picture of the tiny, tiny house book in your hand so we cans see how small it is?

Posted by Anonymous to Lloyd’s Blog at February 17, 2012 6:55 PM

Photo by Godfrey Stephens

Skunked on Tomales Bay

("Skunked" is a fisherman's term for catching nada.) We trailered my boat up to the bay and when we  got there it was blowing hard. At the ramp, a National Park rescue boat (600 horsepower) was just pulling in, towing a boat the same size as mine, with 3 guys in it. The ranger said the fishermen were in trouble, with waves starting to break over the boat, and they were heading back out to check on 2 other boats that could be in trouble (above). He advised us against going out. so we scratched the plan. Below, Billy in a 1940s-style phone booth, and a deep sea diving rig at Nick's Cove restaurant, which has a lot of vintage stuff on display. We got a bunch of bay mussels off the rocks on the way home.

Innermost Tiny Home

‘A small, concentrated domestic space intensifies everything. It’s like the fire we live around—move it close together and the flame flares up, spread it apart and the fire goes out. We have always lived in small houses, but this one is the smallest and the best. Here I feel all my loose and wandering thoughts are gathered up and made whole. It is an antidote to a world of distractions. It is a world unto itself. It is almost more myself than I am.’
Thanks to anonnymuss