Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands.
He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014).
Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers.
You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube: http: //www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lloyd+kahn
Praise for Tiny Home: Simple Shelter by Lloyd Kahn
...A glorious portfolio of quirky makers and dreamers...
-New York Times Praise for Shelter by Lloyd Kahn "An embarrassment of riches"
-Manas How very fine it is to leaf through a 176-page book on architecture -- from baliwicks to domes -- and find no palaces, no pyramids or temples, no cathedrals, skyscrapers, Kremlins or Pentagons in sight... Instead, a book of homes, habitations for human beings in all their infinite variety."
-Edward Abbey, Natural History Magazine