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He returned to California in to work as an insurance broker and in quit his insurance job and began work as a carpenter, eventually building four houses. He tried to maintain this outlook throughout his publishing career, so he could explain building techniques to novice builders. He then built his own home out of used lumber and hand-split shakes in Big Sur, developed a water supply, and terraced a hillside for small-scale farming. Influenced by Buckminster Fuller , in he started building geodesic domes. This resulted in a job coordinating the building of 17 domes at Pacific High School, an alternative school in the Santa Cruz mountains. Experimenting with geodesic domes made from plywood, aluminum, sprayed foam, and vinyl, children built their own domes and lived in them.

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He returned to California in to work as an insurance broker and in quit his insurance job and began work as a carpenter, eventually building four houses. He tried to maintain this outlook throughout his publishing career, so he could explain building techniques to novice builders.

He then built his own home out of used lumber and hand-split shakes in Big Sur, developed a water supply, and terraced a hillside for small-scale farming. Influenced by Buckminster Fuller , in he started building geodesic domes. This resulted in a job coordinating the building of 17 domes at Pacific High School, an alternative school in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Experimenting with geodesic domes made from plywood, aluminum, sprayed foam, and vinyl, children built their own domes and lived in them. Jay Baldwin built a dome covered with vinyl pillows. When Buckminster Fuller visited the school in , he commissioned Baldwin to build a replica of the dome on his property in Maine. The school received media attention. In Kahn published his first book, Domebook One, followed the next year with Domebook 2, which sold , copies.

In , he bought a half-acre lot in Bolinas , California, and built a shake-covered geodesic dome later featured in Life magazine. After living in his dome for a year, Kahn decided domes did not work well: he stopped the printing of Domebook 2 and disassembled and sold his dome. He then went in search of other non-dome ways to build — across the U. More recently[ when? Home Work summarizes the best of his work over the past 30 years photographing buildings and interviewing builders, and includes numerous buildings directly inspired by the book Shelter.

Also in , Kahn authored Builders of the Pacific Coast. Kahn authored a photo book about tiny houses, titled Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter published January

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