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The Shelter Blog ( is Alive!

Rick Gordon has built it and we’ve been tinkering with it for a few months, and finally it feels ready to go. Whereas my blog is all over the place, The Shelter Blog will focus on homes, building, carpentry, gardening, farming, foraging, fishing, homesteading and the home arts. Check it out here:

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I’m really excited by this. It’s as important — maybe in the long run more so — than one of our books. We have no competition here, since we have feedback from our 40 years publishing books on the subject of shelter. Plus we can share brand-new incoming photos and stories rather than wait years to get same into a book. It’ll be complimentary to our books.

We guarantee at least one new post per day, hope to get multiple posts daily as we get rolling.

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Buell HD Racer Motorcycle


Best bike designed by Buell; HD racer. Disk brake fixed to wheel! Underhung exhaust (weight low).   Fuel in frame.  Belt tension wheel. HD Sportster designed engine (1200cc?).

Pepe (Alvarez)”

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Traveling the World in 1982 Landcruiser With Tent on Top

“Lloyd, your work is truly inspired!! Just found out about the Tiny Homes on the Move book coming out and not sure if our story is of interest and whether you’re all finished with it anyway, but check us out if you get a chance. We’re travelling through the world in an 82 Toyota Landcruiser Troopy with tent on top, solar, sink and watersystem, etc…pretty simple, but just right for us in this period of our lives.

Our photography is at and on FB at – we can take photos of anything else and send of course also. An interview on the inspiration part of our journey: and on the truck:

♥ Colby & Alita

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Dean and Marie’s Bluebird Bus

“…Dean and his girlfriend, Marie, had since moved into their bus in South East Portland. They wanted more space for a garden and animals and asked my Mom if they could park their bus on some property she owns in the Columbia River Gorge.  Six months ago, they moved out of a driveway in Southeast and into the Columbia River Gorge. They are setting up a greenhouse, extensive garden,  rabbits, pigs, outdoor shower and 400watt solar set up.   This summer, Marie’s honey CSA will be up and running and selling honey from bee’s that live in the area. It’s called the Bluebird Apiary.…”

Photo: Foster Huntington here

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