“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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Preview — Home Work by Lloyd Kahn. Handbuilt Shelter by Lloyd Kahn. I get excited just listing these things! Paperbackpages. Published April 20th by Shelter Handbilt first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Home Workplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Nov 12, Trane rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In Shelter Kahn advocated a return to the hand-built house, emphasizing traditional building methods over the high-tech solutions that had been advocated throughout the 40s, 50s, and 60s culminating in the dome house, a form that he initially helped to pioneer, but eventually rejected. 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.

Home Work covers a lot of shleter same territory as Shelter did, but unlike Shelter is full of beautiful full-color photographs. The examples that Kahn presents in homewok book are hoework made from recycled and natural materials and all are works of art in themselves.

Furthermore, many of these houses are off the grid and rely on solar power, composting toilets, etc.

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This is not, however, a book full of expensive designer architectural ‘solutions’ it’s safe to assume that Kahn abhors yuppiedom ; instead these are DIY projects that rely on personal sweat equity, ingenuity, and the ability to think small.

If this book doesn’t have you thinking about, and desiring, ways to live differently than you probably deserve the box that you’re already ensconced in. Here’s what I don’t like about the book: I’ve got nothing against the back-to-the-land movement or hippies in general, and I’m glad to see all the builders and their beards that are represented here.


However, it would also have been nice to hojework more of the possibilities of what can be done in terms of hand-built shelter within the urban setting. And how about urban squats, etc.? Of course, I can always glue it back on myself, but covers simply shouldn’t be falling off so soon after purchase.

Aug 17, Maddy Harland rated it it was amazing. A book you can dip in and out of for inspiration. Hundreds of wonderful colour pictures displaying the ingenious diversity of home made shelters. Great book Mostly for inspiration and to give you some insight to how some of these structures were hanbduilt, this book was a great buy.

Bought it on kindle and pleased with full color photos.

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Dec 03, Elaine Meszaros rated it it was amazing. I love this book. I love it so much I actually bought it. With real money and shelted. And they are truly inspiring. There are fantastic homes built of light concrete made with pumice that can be carved into swirling shell shapes, tree houses complete with power and watera rock house built by a naked man over a decade of time, a teepee with underground power to run the photocopier, ho I love this book.

Now I even want to build a yurt! No really, a yurt! Damn this book is cool. Oct 11, Nathan Titus rated it liked it Shelves: There’s a fairly popular Ted talk entitled ” life is easy; why do we make it hard?

There was perhaps one house in this book that wasn’t third world poverty. But the book was xhelter worse than that, since I’d hardly call anything in here easy. I honestly don’t mind hippy dwellings but a gand sculpted house should have some variety I’d think. Also homwwork should be nicer than this. shslter

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter

There’s There’s a fairly popular Ted talk entitled ” life is easy; why do we make it hard? There’s got to be something better. Sep 10, christina rated it it was amazing. I have thumbed through this book at bookstores and it is exceptional.

I can not recommend this or his first book “Shelter” enough, if you are interested in ever fashioning your own dwelling, whether through building or modifying it is an inspiration. May 17, Jessica rated it liked it. Not as useful as the previous Lloyd Kahn book I read, but still inspirational. Also, there were a few great floor plans I could see actually building.

Mostly nice pictures here, and not so much how to do it. Aug 05, Annie Oosterwyk rated it it was amazing Shelves: An amazing book if you are looking to build a home or structure. The beautiful photos present an array of different options and give a glimpse of the people behind these unique dwellings.


There is a whole section on re-purposed vehicles and the cob houses are so hobbitish. Sep 26, Tami rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed it! Apr 04, Reforming rated it really liked it. I have loved this book for years and return to it again and again.

I want to live in so many of these houses!

Mar 30, Alice rated it it was amazing. Totally worth looking at. May 19, James Moes rated it liked it Shelves: A home is even more a home when it is built with your own two hands. May 18, Nora rated it really liked it. Really a lovely picture-book. Not too deep on content, but inspiring nonetheless.

Oct 23, Jackie Harrison-jewell rated it liked it Shelves: Great for anyone interested in hand built architecture. Jan 02, Marc added it Shelves: Sep 10, Jon Stoski rated it really liked it. Lots and suelter of ideas, packed closely together amidst a sea of pictures from all over. Full of original ideas. Great inspirational reading for hahdbuilt builders. Sep 26, Jenessa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jan 06, Traveller rated it it was amazing Shelves: If only building were this simple in the UK.

Mar 20, Aimee rated it really sheltr it. This book fuels my back to the land fantasies. Jan 11, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: Fascinating shslter all of Lloyd Kahn’s books. 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.

Jul 29, Mykle rated it liked it. Totally inspiring and beautiful, but somehow a lot less brain-changing that the original “Shelter”, a book to which I regularly return. Jan 19, Ben Orcutt rated it it was amazing. Jun 05, Emily Mellow rated it liked it Shelves: Purely a pictures book for me, I feel bad rating a book I never read, but it does have great pictures!

Nov 08, Jack Stephens rated it it was amazing Shelves: Such beautiful photos of inspiring buildings it’s hard to finish before jumping out of your seat to start building your own natural home! Oct 19, Jeff homeworo it dhelter was amazing. Homdwork for house designs in nontraditional forms. It has helped me imagine the earthbag dome I am now constructing.

Nov 30, Matthew rated it it was amazing.