Impressed by a father and uncle who relied on “creativeness, calculation, persistence, willpower and some helpful instruments”, Paul Elkins has spent greater than half a century doodling, tinkering, designing, inventing and creating, amongst different issues, a flat-pack home, a foldable boat, a 42-foot-high tree chair, plastic bike vehicles, wearable shelters, excessive mileage trikes, wood speedboats, a $6 shelter, origami boats, micro RVs and bike campers.
He usually movies himself constructing and testing his newest creations for his youtube channel and sells plans for a lot of his work on his web site ElkinsDIY. Regardless of his frustration with our present tradition of shopping for and rebuying fairly than fixing and constructing, he hopes to encourage future generations to enter his world the place doing-it-yourself makes the trip, sail, night time’s sleep a lot richer.
Our different movies with Paul:
— An unique maker: Paul Elkins, Pacific Northwest polymath
— $150 bike camper: DIY micro cellular dwelling (downloadable plans)