In 1968 Lloyd Kahn worked as Shelter editor for the Whole Earth Catalog. In 1973, he published the oversized book Shelter, which went on to sell over 250,0000 copies. In 2004, Kahn published HomeWork: Handbuilt Shelter, in many ways the sequel to Shelter, and Builders of the Pacific Coast in 2008. Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, published in 2012, is the 4th book in this series. Kahn and his wife Lesley live and work on their small homestead in a small coastal town in Northern California.