Small Homes Book Sneak Preview #18 – Small Home in Lithuania, Builder Inspired by Shelter

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I started as a carpenter when I was 16 in Montana. I was working as a dishwasher when a builder, who was a regular at the counter, liked the way I worked and offered me a job. During the next two years, we built houses, and I was exposed to the first printing of Shelter. This was in 1973.

Shelter had a significant influence on me and opened my eyes and mind to many paths, which I explored…

In the summer of 1994, when I was sent to Lithuania to show a Lithuanian building contractor how to assemble an American technology house — the first in the then recent break-away from the Soviet Union. It took me about two weeks to decide I wanted to live there, and over the following years, I saved money in preparation for my move to Lithuania.

In 2003 I loaded everything into a container and moved to a piece of land I had purchased in northern Lithuania…

–Dan Combellick


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2 Responses to Small Homes Book Sneak Preview #18 – Small Home in Lithuania, Builder Inspired by Shelter

  1. Anon says:

    Love the proportions and roof line of the house. Also the covered deck.

    Look forward to the book/more photos.

  2. Hey Evan khan,Thanks for sharing your wonderful journey.You have made a beautiful small home in Lithuania.I like your beautiful concept.

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