Art Rogers Family Album, November 6, 2014

Art Rogers
11/06/2014

LLOYD KAHN AND HIS GREENHOUSE, MADE OF RECYCLED WINDOWS AND LOCAL CLAY AND CONCRETE WALLS, ON THE BOLINAS MESA

Lloyd, who was born and raised in San Francisco, began building things in the late 1940s when, at age 12, he helped his father construct their family home in Colusa. After building a large timber home for himself from recycled materials in Big Sur in 1967, he became interested in domes and began his publishing career with a series of publications titled “The Dome Book 1 and 2”; he became the “Shelter” editor in 1969 for the Whole Earth Catalogue. He moved to Bolinas in 1971, built a dome, tore it down and replaced it with a stud-framed house and became a pioneer of owner-built simple structures using recycled materials. He has since published over 20 books on the subject, including the “The Shelter Book,” “Septic System Owners Manual” and “Builders of the Pacific Coast.” He will be giving a slide presentation and book signing this Friday, at 7:30 p.m., at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church for his latest book about living in small structures, titled “Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water.”