Inspiring Handmade Homes

Explore the joy, wit, and harmony of these exceptional handmade homes, each one a standing testament to the talent and creativity you'll find along the Pacific Coast of North America.



Northern California temple
A design primarily associated with Mongolia, this temple in Northern California is reminiscent of a yurt — which is arguably one of the original "handmade homes."
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Seaside interior
What inspired these unique buildings? One common theme is that they use wood, and lots of it. In their coastal marine environment, trees are abundant, and so is driftwood.
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Family room
A light and airy living room, designed as the main gathering space for a family of six.
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Handmade seaside kitchen
The kitchen of a seaside homestead built primarily from driftwood.
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Cliffhanging homestead
A cliff-hanging homestead on the rocky coast of Vancouver Island.
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Temple California
A temple under construction in northern California.
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Amphitheater British Columbia
An amphitheater in British Columbia.
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Spherical treehouse
An elegant spherical treehouse.
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Eagle shed
A woodshed designed to resemble an eagle.
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Buddha snow
Another view of the Buddha House.
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Loft dome
A loft built inside a geodesic dome home.
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Buddha panorama
“The Buddha House” found in Northwest Washington state.
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Buddha interior
An interior look at the Buddha House dome.
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Kahn Catwalk
The indefatigable author, Lloyd Kahn.
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