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“Lloyd, the former shelter editor of The Whole Earth Catalog, has published seven books on owner building, showcasing hundreds of builders. This is his first book based on his own home. Starting with a vacant half-acre piece of land, they built their own home, created a garden with vegetables and fruit, and describe raising chickens, bees, and goats. The book also covers cooking, foraging, fishing, crafts, birds, butterflies, and tools. This was all done by hand and they have never had a mortgage.”

About This Book

Lloyd Kahn has been producing books on building for 50 years now and here, for the first time, he relates his own building experiences.

The Half-Acre Homestead is a record, with over 500 color photos, of Lloyd and his wife Lesley’s owner-built home and garden. They show you what the house and garden look like, how various functions (solar panels, septic systems, skylights, etc.) operate, and tools they use in the kitchen, garden, and shop.

  • There are recipes and sections on fishing and foraging.

  • There are descriptions of raised beds, raising chickens, and collecting rainwater.

  • There are photos of Lesley’s quilts, weavings, and baskets.

  • Also shown are flowers, vegetables, birds, and spiderwebs.

  • There is advice for anyone thinking of building a home these days.

Details

Authors: Lloyd Kahn & Lesley Creed
Format: Softcover, 500 color photos

Pages: 168 pages

Size: 8.5” x 8.5”

Date of Publication: 2020

ISBN: 978-0-936070-81-0

The Half-Acre Homestead by Lloyd Kahn and Lesley Creed

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“Lloyd, the former shelter editor of The Whole Earth Catalog, has published seven books on owner building, showcasing hundreds of builders. This is his first book based on his own home. Starting with a vacant half-acre piece of land, they built their own home, created a garden with vegetables and fruit, and describe raising chickens, bees, and goats. The book also covers cooking, foraging, fishing, crafts, birds, butterflies, and tools. This was all done by hand and they have never had a mortgage.”

About This Book

Lloyd Kahn has been producing books on building for 50 years now and here, for the first time, he relates his own building experiences.

The Half-Acre Homestead is a record, with over 500 color photos, of Lloyd and his wife Lesley’s owner-built home and garden. They show you what the house and garden look like, how various functions (solar panels, septic systems, skylights, etc.) operate, and tools they use in the kitchen, garden, and shop.

  • There are recipes and sections on fishing and foraging.

  • There are descriptions of raised beds, raising chickens, and collecting rainwater.

  • There are photos of Lesley’s quilts, weavings, and baskets.

  • Also shown are flowers, vegetables, birds, and spiderwebs.

  • There is advice for anyone thinking of building a home these days.

Details

Authors: Lloyd Kahn & Lesley Creed
Format: Softcover, 500 color photos

Pages: 168 pages

Size: 8.5” x 8.5”

Date of Publication: 2020

ISBN: 978-0-936070-81-0