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Home Work:
Handbuilt Shelter


Mongolian Cloud Houses is back in print!

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Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter

Mongolian Cloud Houses
A book by Dan Kuehn

The image below is a two-page spread (pages 188-189) from Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter. Click on any of the drawings on the image to see a larger popup window of that drawing (close popup window before clicking another photo). Page text is included below the spread.

More Sample Chapters:

Louie Frazier
The Inspiration for Home Work

Natural Buildings
Photography by
Catherine Wanek

Michael Kahn
Sculptural Village in the Arizona Desert

The Yurts of Bill Coperthwaite

Page 188 Text: IN 1981, Dan Kuehn sent us an inscribed copy of his new book, Mongolian Cloud Houses. Although produced in the ’80s, it was a book born of the ’60s, with the energy and vitality of people who revered the earth and its resources and were dedicated to leaving as small a footprint and using as few resources as possible. At the time Dan was living in a 13'-diameter, 10'-tall homemade yurt in the woods. The book is a guide to building that yurt. The instructions are clear and the drawings are beautiful— informative and friendly.

Note: There is not enough information in these two pages of excerpts to build one of these yurts. To get other yurt plans, see websites below.

http://www.yurtpeople.com
http://www.chaingang.org/yurtquest/links.html


Mongolian Cloud Houses is back in print!

More info