Shelter – Lloyd Khan

SHELTER from jason sussberg on Vimeo.

How awesome is this film? How wonderful is Lloyd Khan? He has a book, you know, and a blog. Check them here.

I am posting this on my blog mostly because I know that some time today my Dad and my Mum and my Uncle will be sitting around the kitchen table in a little house in country New South Wales, having a cup of tea or maybe even a glass of wine. The binoculars and bird watching books will be out… Mum might be knitting a pair of socks… books will be on hand… probably ones by Patrick O’Brian… and my Dad might check loobylu and will then share this film with them. Mostly I am posting this so my Dad (master treehouse builder and meticulous planner) and my Mum (master gardener, cook, pragmatic reality-keeper and maker of warm homes) and my Uncle (architect, inspired dreamer and fine craftsman) might feel inspired to come and join us here in the Pacific Northwest and help build us a crazy beautiful house. All three have the deep sense of delight and whimsy that would make this appeal, I am sure. Hint hint. Dream dream.

But, even if they just came and sat by the fire with the binoculars and the bird book, and the knitting and the novels, and just talked about the possibilities… that would be equally as nice.

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9 Responses

  1. zandra says:

    Wow, I wish I were half as awesome as Lloyd Khan. 🙂 I’ll be sure to pass this video onto a friend of ours who puts together Eco/Urban Conferences, he’d get a real kick out Lloyd. xo

  2. innerpickle says:

    OK so that dude is awesome. And fab if your parents went to your island but we might lose this daily blogging thing and that would be super sad, because it’s like a Loobylu party at the moment!

  3. Caitlin says:

    I love Lloyd and follow his blog faithfully. Love his books too, what an amazing, inspiration causing man!

  4. pinry says:

    wonderful! and i love the fimmakers comments about using 16mm film. even more wonderful is the way you describe your family.

  5. Cassandra says:

    A wonderfully awesome man (and video about the man). WOW. Thank you for posting. And like MsPickle said, it really is a Loobylu party at the moment and I love it! Your family is fantastic and I enjoyed reading every word you wrote about them here. Claire, you are fabulous!x.C

  6. Kirsty says:

    I have the loveliest image of your little fam in NSW leaping in a hot air balloon & doing exactly as you suggest. x

  7. Dad, Mum and Uncle Michael says:

    Oh, that’s not fair, Claire – trying to seduce us with beautiful blog posts! And it’s working! Here we are with the binoculars, the bird books, birds in the bird bath, Patrick O’Brien, knitting in view, and coffee (not tea just at the moment) – watching the film and dreaming. But more than that – we’ve taken the hint. We’re on our way.Dad, Mum and Uncle Michael

  8. Lianne says:

    Claire – you are absolutely going to have to hop the boat over for the Denman Island Home and Garden show in June – you are going to love Des Kennedy’s house and garden.

  9. Lou says:

    That is just the place I’d like to live in!

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