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Our Next Book: Wheels and Water

Our next book will be on nomadic living in the 21st century. Homes on wheels and homes in the water. Campers, RVs, trailers, house trucks, house buses, and bike rigs, as well as sailboats and houseboats. We won't start working on it until the summer, but if you have any material for us, please let us know. We'll contact you when we get, um, rolling.
*By this we mean road rigs, not small cabins on trailer platforms that are meant to be moved infrequently.
Above photo: "Gypsy Family: Georgia, Jessy, Jeanette and Ray Poulson live life on the road, selling handcrafted goods." (in New Zealand.) http://shltr.net/A8Tkn4


Anonymous said...

very cool! that is my first love of all things funky. starting with roll your own and rolling homes.I lived in a handmade gypsy wagon,a 56 3 ton fargo flatdeck for seven years also my first rig a 56 international metro also for seven years ,back in the early 70s early 80s ,lots were on the road,I will round some pictures of rigs i have known and send them soon ,thanks for all your most excellent work!!!!!!

Richard Ieian Jones said...

Now this is the one I've been waiting for !!!!!

Paula said...

I'm psyched!

Trailer Park Cyclist said...

Yeah Baby! Isn't mobility the best reason for tiny? It certainly is for me.

Trailer Power!


TamV said...

Your new book just arrived in the mail. I ordered it from Powells, an independent bookstore in Portland, so it was great to support two wonderful, independent book providers!

Jen H. said...

I'm already chomping at the bit for the RVs, trucks, buses and bikes book!!!! My favorite part of HomeWork was the few pages of travel homes in the back. I'm stoked!
Best of luck! - Jen

Powell River Books said...

I am so happy your Tiny Homes book has done so well. Yesterday we were doing a book presentation at a local independent book store in Bellingham, Village Books. One of the early arrivals had your Shelter book in hand. I mentioned Tiny Homes and he said he just bought that and had it at home. We were already in your Tiny Homes book, but there are lots of other float cabins on Powell Lake you could consider. One is being built right now by John, the same man who built our cabin in 1999. Wayne wrote a book about it called Cabin Number 5 (it's the fifth one John's built). You might want to take a look at it.

Here's a link to Cabin Number 5.


Isaac Lewis said...

Way to go!! I can't believe you've got the next one coming so quickly! Stoked!

By the way, would you be looking for an intern when you get the new book underway? I have experience in print design and web development, and a huge interest in alternative architecture.

Keep keepin it real,

Island Woman MJ said...

We'll be on the list as soon as you are that much closer! Just reading the title gets me excited to see it (and jealous of the wonderful interviews and journeys you'll be taking to make it happen!)

Walter said...

would love to see the beermoth featured, that would absolutely make my day...

Lloyd Kahn said...

Mos def on the Beer Moth…

skye said...

Lloyd I will be doing a book review of Tiny Homes soon and also have some ideas for your next book! really want to thank you for your great work, you have inspired so many people, myself included!
mahalo and happy skatin'

Thomas said...

I have been re-newvating a 1970 Pace Arrow motorhome, inspired by housebuses, gypsy caravans, and Builders of the Coast. Built on the cheap on weekends and teacher summerbreaks,it is coming along in Seattle. Fairly eclectic and cozy, not quite ever done... Want some photos?

Lloyd Kahn said...


Definitely! Send to shelter@shelterpub.com.


Dan T said...

Lloyd, have you heard of Triloboats before? They're a brilliant series of designs for sail-powered barge houseboats meant to be built quickly and inexpensively. Seems like a great fit for the next book. More info here:


Lloyd Kahn said...

Dan T, Thanks. Yes, already have a file on them.

Anonymous said...

Lloyd....been a fan of your books from the very first Shelter one.
Back in the late 60's I lived in SoCal in Hermosa Beach.Surfed and
built gypsie campers on old pickups for my friends.I have several photos from back then,if you could use them for your new book,as it
would be an honor to grace the pages of your publication.
Last saw you at my friend Dante's Northtown Books in Arcata.Been
living on the Lost Coast in Petrolia.The last piece of unspoiled coast
in California....take care

Dennis Handy

Lloyd Kahn said...

Dennis, Sure, send pics to shelter@shelterpub.com. Thanks!

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