Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Shelter, edited by Lloyd Khan (Shelter Publications, 1973).

I first read this massive masterpiece on hand-built housing, building crafts, and networking tribes and people the year it was published. It looks as grand and attractive in any bookstore now as it did at its first appearance. Done right, the book is displayed front facing and on a mantel all its own. Yesterday, I was holding the 10th printing in both paws and easily remembering every page. It's thrilling to see how many photographs are in the book detailing earth homes and earth lovers from around the world. It's a compendium of both nuts 'n' bolts and dream-like splendor which can't be knocked.

Here's an address for you landlubbers: Shelter Publications, PO Box 279, Bolinas, CA. 94924.

Website for others: http://www.shelterpub.com/_shelter/shelter_book.html