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

Lloyd House's Leaf House

…It seemed like a light roof was needed to compensate for the heaviness of the forest. Built the roof first; then the floor, and last the walls. To me roofs have become umbrellas that say anything can happen under them. When the roof is finished, you can stand it — feel the space, be in touch with the house — love it…

2 Responses to Lloyd House's Leaf House

  1. Ron Pickle says:

    Being a roofer, quite amused by this simple yet beautiful roof, could not make out the material, is it metal?

  2. Don Peterson says:

    It is ashphalt roofing over laminated cedar boards. The roof is suspended on a curved log beam balanced on a single post – an amazing structure!

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