Home Work - Handbuilt Shelter


Lloyd Kahn




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(LIMITED SUPPLY LEFT - CALL PRIOR TO ORDERING, THANK YOU!)   Building on the enormous success of the original "Shelter" (also available from Cob Cottage), Lloyd Kahn continues his odyssey of finding and exploring the most magnificent and unusual hand-built houses in existence. Among the intriguing domiciles described in Home Work are a Japanese-style stilt house accessible only by a cable across a river; a stone house in a South African valley whose roof serves as a baboon trampoline; multi-level treehouses on the South China Sea; and a bottle house in the Nevada desert. Over 1,500 photos illustrate various innovative architectural styles and natural building materials that have gained popularity in the last two decades such as cob, papercrete, bamboo, adobe, strawbale, timber framing, and earthbags. A wild tour of housing designs, styles, and building techniques from around the world in this long awaited sequel. 246 pages, 12" X 9" 2004, published by Shelter Publications