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Why we all do this stuff...
« on: September 22, 2010, 07:15:22 PM »


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

« Last Edit: September 23, 2010, 11:10:35 AM by John Raabe »
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Re: Why we all do this stuff...
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 09:48:11 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.

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Re: Why we all do this stuff...
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 03:52:24 AM »
"there's a satisfaction of putting something together - a feeling of accomplishment"

Exactly :)  [cool]


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Re: Why we all do this stuff...
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 09:30:58 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.   ???

Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesnít mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 11:09:55 AM »
Don:

The above link runs fine (and full screen) for me on my Firefox browser. See if this alternative link works better for you.
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Re: Why we all do this stuff...
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 11:20:43 AM »
???   

No luck on that or with IE 8 or IE9 beta

Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesnít mean it is good design.

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 02:13:43 PM »
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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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Re: Why we all do this stuff...
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010, 03:32:53 PM »


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



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/
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Re: Why we all do this stuff...
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2010, 04:59:59 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?
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