This video while I feel like it lacks some substance, it brings up a good point about building something with your hands.  I think that an appeal of Tiny Houses is that they are approachable for people with little to know building experience.  It reminds us of something that is lost in our culture, where lack of this skill, charm and hard work sometimes are cut out of the equation when it comes to a home. Anyway, for your consideration:

16mm color film. 6:43 min.

Lloyd Kahn claims that shelter is more than a roof over your head. As the author and publisher of over a dozen books on home construction, Lloyd has been grappling with the concept of home, physically and psychically, for over five decades. Situated in the financial and housing crisis, this film profiles Lloyd’s ideas on do-it-yourself construction and sustainability.

  1. Let’s all say good-bye to the 30 year mortgage. Keep more of what you make and live for a change.

  2. I loved the video. It is a gem.

    At first I thought it was a little cheesy when they had him on the skateboard going through the suburban paradise. It might have not been the best way to show the contrast between his house & the cookie cutter construction, but it got the job done.

    Thanks for the post.

    • Inspiring. I liked the skateboarding portion, he has the agility of a teenager. Building your own house must be a good workout.

  3. I really like this and would love to have more info. I’m a 69 year old woman but with help I could attempt most of this building. Would it be possible to get at least a floorplan and maybe a materials list? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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