The Shelter Blog has been inactive since May, 2019. Too much to do! From this point on, Lloyd’s Blog will have the buildings, vehicles, and home-related posts such as what has previously appeared here. Go to lloydkahn.com.

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Jonny Briggs' Timber Frame Buildings in UK

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I did 3 posts on Jonny Briggs’ timber framing on my blog here: www.lloydkahn.com/?s=briggs

Jonny is a 26-year-old carpenter from North Yorkshire who learned his craft at the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community (that’s Prince of Wales — traditional carpentry is just one of Charlie’s many earth-sensitive endeavors).

“…The building craft apprenticeship allows students who have a genuine interest in traditional building, sustainability and design to learn from master craftspeople around the UK.

Jonny now specializes in the design and build of traditional timber frames, structural timber work and bespoke furniture.”

Jonny wrote us today:

Hi Lloyd,

I have finally got a website together which shows the larger structures I have built over the last few years. It’s www.jonny-briggs.com

Thanks,
Jonny

I tell ya, the 20-year-olds these days are really something! A whole new octave.

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Trip to Peru

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Floating home on the Amazon

I recently got home from a two-week trip to Peru with my wife Chelsea. We flew into Lima and hung there for a day. From there we flew to Cusco for two days then took a train to Aguas Calientes where we stayed for three nights and visited Machu Picchu. We then went back to Cusco for a night and then onto Iquitos which sits directly on the Amazon, Iquitos is the largest city in the world not reachable by a car. Everything must come in by boat or plane, we stayed at an eco lodge for three nights. One of the best parts of the trip was seeing all of the different building techniques which are employed from the Andes to the Amazon. Hope you enjoy.

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IMG_1491 old adobe and brick building

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Driftwood Beach Shack

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For as long as I can remember, people have been building little surfer shacks on the coast. This one has been up for a few years and remodeled, every time I go by there someone has added something new. A whale washed up about a year ago and some of its bones have found its way into the architecture of the shack. Read More …

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