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Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Kahn

I’ve only spent a few hours so far with the book and it’s already sent me into day dreaming mode about adventures and alternate ways of living out there on the road or water. This book like all of the Lloyd Kahn books serve as a sort of inspiration guide-book it’s  full of free thinking and artistic people who are among a growing trend of people who are attempting to down scale their life’s and simplify what we are doing with our time. Smaller spaces mean less stuff,less stuff means less to take care of,less to take care of means more time and more money,more time and more money means freedom. These core philosophical beliefs are not always supported or represented very well in the mainstream media. This book is proof that there is a movement afoot and to simplify is at the top of the list ,be it a French woman who sailed her boat with no engine to the canary islands or the English artist who built a tiny home on the back of a 1959 French army truck or even a homebuilder/woodworker from Texas who is doing his best to build a more simple existence.

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220px-Sus_scrofa_avionica by Tohner Sumerlin Jackson aka: One Tree Woodwork

8 comments on “Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Kahn

  1. Crystal Jackson
    May 4, 2014

    I can’t even begin to express how excited I am about this. Great quotes, great shots, great job. Ordering my copy right now.

    • TOHNER JACKSON
      May 4, 2014

      Thanks! Pretty f-ing cool. You will really dig this book but after reading it I think it might be hard to not go out and buy a vanagon.

      • Crystal Jackson
        May 5, 2014

        I’m only half-heartedly fighting that battle as is. Maybe this book will be the push over the Vanagon edge.

  2. tj
    May 5, 2014

    Wow.

  3. Tim Joe Comstock
    May 7, 2014

    I’m working on intermittent wi-fi but this…you little fooker…I am as happy and proud as if I did it myself. TOHNER EFFIN’ JACKSON HITS ONE OUT OF THE PARK! THE CROWD IS GOING WILD! THIS IS HUGE! HOORAY! HOORAY!

    Really, dude. I really am proud for you. You deserve this.

    tj

    • TOHNER JACKSON
      May 7, 2014

      Thanks Tj,

      I think maybe the old saying “even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then” may apply to how I got into LLOYD KAHNS book. But I’ll take luck any day and I’ll keep working for that next acorn. Because the one thing I know is a blind hog has to work harder then everyone else to find that acorn…..but when he does,, it taste pretty good.

  4. marksheridan
    June 12, 2014

    Congrats on being included in the book. I’ll look for that and when I see it in a bookshop I’ll tell people I know you! Mark.

    • TOHNER JACKSON
      June 12, 2014

      Thanks Mark,
      It’s pretty cool being a part of a book from such an iconic author/publisher that I have been a fan of for many years. Many of his books on architecture make me feel like some of the (crazy) stuff that I build that seemingly makes no sense and even I don’t even really know why I build has a purpose and possibly even a following. Please keep your eye out for the book it’s really cool lots of interesting people doing creative stuff. Not only can you tell people you know me but that I’m a fan of your carving.
      T.s.J oneTree

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