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Small Quilt By Lesley

Vintage kimono fabric, 17"x24"

Tiny Homes For Rent, $350/Month, in Northwestern Washington

"Unique, off-grid, TINY Home located on a 46-acre agroforestry farm. Each beautiful, one room cabin has a wood-stove, built in double bed, writing desk and personal kitchen within its small footprint. Although tiny, each cabin is self-contained and have sufficient storage. The kitchen is equipped with a propane stove-top, open shelving and a counter-top water dispenser.

"We're off-grid, with no electricity or running water! Our rustic cabins use a wood-stove for heating. A hand-pump well and rain catchment provides for all of our water needs.…"

Why So Few Blog Posts of Late?

1. Working on Small Homes.
2. Doing the "social media" thing. A lot of effort in these early stages, what with coordinating Instagram, Twitter, et al. Still some rough edges to smooth out. I'm not sure if this will pay off, but we'll give it a try in the next year.

Just rebuilt by Rick

Shooting on my new iPhone 6s Plus. What a tool!

Check this out on your phone:
managed bySean Hellfritsch

And, our new website, also by Sean (Squarespace format):

3. Riding my new "Overland" from my sponsors, Loaded Boards. Skateboard of my dreams. More on this to follow. http://loadedboards.com/

Gopher activity from last night (full moon).

Diana Nayad

I just listened to this wonderful woman on NPR, being interviewed by Michael Krasny. Just one of her accomplishments: two years ago, at age 64, she swam 110 miles from Cuba to Florida in 53 hours.
"I'm a way better athlete in my 60s than I was in my 20s…"
"Get your body ready…"
"Have your body be as lean and taut as a cheetah and then you can do anything in life."
"I like to live an epic day every day."

Take a 2-1/2 minute break from your computer

I've put this up before, but did so again now because it's such a good break from the stifling physical effects of computer work. I should do it more often. I have it bookmarked.

Moon on ocean on way home from Berkeley

Small homes in Berkeley #5

Small homes in Berkeley #4

Small home in Berkeley #3

Small homes in Berkeley #2

Small homes in Berkeley - had half hour to kill , drove around on west side of Gilman, shooting pics.

Aluminum chassis Tesla electric car at Corte Madera showroom. Batteries under floorboards.

Huge structure on 2nd Street, San Rafael, Calif. sign says it's part of PGE cleanup campaign. PCBs?

The Steen Family's Latest Straw Bale Building Project

Bill and Athena Steen, the strawbale/earthen plaster maestro/maestra team from Arizona are helping build this home, which will be featured in our new book, Small Homes.

Bill writes: "Interior adobe wall in a clay plastered straw bale house we are helping our boys build in Sonoita, AZ."

(Bill shoots pretty much all his photos with an iPhone, has been doing it for a few years. I've finally come around to doing this. Both of us still use the big cameras (him a Nikon, me an Olympus OM-D) for serious shoots, but the iPhone for every day shots. The new iPhone 6S has a super new camera.)

Tile Mural on San Francisco Steps

This is a on short dead-end at the northern end of California Street at Lincoln Park golf course.

Why I'm a Publisher -- 3 Minute LK Interview By Yuichi Takeuchi

Last April, I was visited by Yuichi Takeuchi, an artist, carpenter and treehouse builder from Japan.

Yuichi said he'd been heavily inspired by our book Shelter. He was making a movie called Simplife and wanted to interview me.

Here's the result, 3 minutes long. In the last part, I say, "I like to tell people what I see going on in the world..." Yeah!

I've had a lot of Japanese people come here -- media, builders, artists, publishers --  in recent years and they've all been wonderful -- kindred spirits of the Pacific Ocean.

Yuichi's website and on Flickr:

Another corner of the production studio. I'm going to be putting up a bunch of posts, pix from around the homestead, to practice with Instagram.

via Instagram http://ift.tt/1kSGXWS