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Title: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: John Raabe on September 22, 2010, 08:15:22 PM
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af219/countryplans/kahn.jpg) (http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=14615070)

Short little video on Lloyd Kahn and his owner-built house (now 30 years old).

http://vimeo.com/14615070
Title: Re: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: freezengirl on September 22, 2010, 10:48:11 PM
Funny, I keep asking myself the same question!  d* I saw the video on the tiny house blog today (terrific site) and finally gave into temptation and ordered all three of his books. I have checked two of his out of the library so many times it's silly and now this new library doesn't carry them. It seemed like a good idea at the time! ;D at least that is the excuse I have used on my DH for the last 27 years.
Title: Re: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: ovidgsd on September 23, 2010, 04:52:24 AM
"there's a satisfaction of putting something together - a feeling of accomplishment"

Exactly :)  [cool]

Title: Re: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: MountainDon on September 23, 2010, 10:30:58 AM
Anyone else having troubles with the video. I get colored streaks and the audio in both Chrome and Firefox. Evcery so often a few frames come through in the clear, then it goes weird again. I haven't bothered trying IE or another computer.   ???

Title: Re: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: John Raabe on September 23, 2010, 12:09:55 PM
Don:

The above link runs fine (and full screen) for me on my Firefox browser. See if this alternative link works better for you.
http://vimeo.com/14615070
Title: Re: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: MountainDon on September 23, 2010, 12:20:43 PM
???   

No luck on that or with IE 8 or IE9 beta

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q305/djmbucket/oddsnends01/messedup.jpg)
Title: Re: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: bayview on September 23, 2010, 03:13:43 PM
???   

No luck on that or with IE 8 or IE9 beta


?   Worked for me - Vista Home Premium with IE8 . . .    Maybe a video driver conflict. (?)

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Title: Re: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: Solar Burrito on September 24, 2010, 04:32:53 PM
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af219/countryplans/kahn.jpg) (http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=14615070)

Short little video on Lloyd Kahn and his owner-built house (now 30 years old).

http://vimeo.com/14615070

Love that video, It was everywhere this week! Even though it's a year old. I saw it somewhere this week then posted it on my blog, next day it was on TinyHouse blog then Relax Shack's blog then I saw it here. Lloyd Kahn also has a very active blog and Facebook page. He puts out a few interesting links a day. Great for day dreaming.

His Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Bolinas-CA/Shelter-Publications-Inc/91849471589?ref=ts

His blog: http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Why we all do this stuff...
Post by: John Raabe on September 24, 2010, 05:59:59 PM
Lloyd has mastered the web. He combines a good writer, photographer, and story teller in a crusty good-looking package of the aging daredevil athlete/builder.

How can that NOT get good face time?