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Lloyd Kahn, Driftwood Shacks

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes green architecture and tiny homes expert Lloyd Kahn (Shelter, Tiny Homes) back to Bookshop for a presentation of Driftwood Shacks.

Lloyd Kahn has been hiking and camping on Northern California beaches for the last dozen or so years and, given his background in publishing books on building, it's only natural that he would notice the unique and whimsical beach shacks constructed by anonymous builders.

Here are some 60 structures, shaped by materials lying on the beach, and ephemeral in the sense that they are built without nails, and don't last long ― victims of wind, waves, and high tides. (All of the ones depicted are now gone.)

There are also photos of beach sculptures, seaweed, seashells, birds, sea lions, whalebones, waves, surfers, fishermen, and sunsets, as well as photos from a 3-day backpacking trip along the remote "Lost Coast."

A book for beachcombers and beach lovers everywhere, all of whom share a deep love for the ocean and its surroundings.

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail by March 17th.

Driftwood Shacks: Anonymous Architecture Along the California Coast Cover Image
ISBN: 9780936070803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shelter Publications - March 12th, 2019