Lloyd Kahn’s first interview on the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast is the most downloaded episode to date, so I knew I had to have him back on to talk about his wonderful new book, The Half-Acre Homestead. We talk about the benefits and limitations of homesteading in the present and future. While Lloyd is a bit dubious about the viability of living in a tiny house long-term, I think that the lifestyle he showcases in The Half Acre Homestead is readily compatible with tiny house living.
In This Episode:
- What is a homestead?
- Social media posts with purpose
- Pasting up a book layout old-school and letting the pictures drive your process
- What should you build first when expanding your homestead?
- Lloyd weighs in on designs and makes a case for not building your tiny house on wheels
- What drives the costs of building?
- Great advice about building from scratch on your own land
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Minimal-frame hoop greenhouse is more spacious when lifted on blocks
Lloyd's newest book, The Half-Acre Homestead
Crocheted blankets by Elizabeth Kirkland nake the living room even more comfortable
The chicken coop has a living roof
It's possible to have great cooking gadgets in a small home with clever storage solutions
Pots hang neatly in front of the kitchen window
Dishes are stored on the drying rack – it saves time and space!
Tools and a corkboard
Knickknacks make pretty decorations
Kitchen implement storage behind the range
View of Lloyd's whole kitchen
Lloyd's 1990 Ford Econoline Truck conversion
75 sq ft feels more spacious with plenty of windows
Ford Econoline conversion bed
Woodstove fashioned from a propane tank
Helping a friend build a new cabin
The Suzuki Copper Camper