by: Nick Rosen

Living 'off-grid' - be it in a house or a yurt, a boat or a caravan - is all about loosening the ties that bind us to the familiar world of constraints such as commuting, mortgages and fast food, in order to find our own space and rediscover the joys of the natural world. Complete with camper van, Nick Rosen sets off around the UK on his off-grid quest, meeting along the way a huge variety of people who are living the dream. Some off-gridders want to save the world, some live that way because it is all they can afford, and some just want to be free. Sincere but irreverent, this is Nick's guide to avoiding pitfalls, to finding solutions (and to some brilliant gadgets) as he strives to perfect the skills of this practical, sustainable, freewheeling kind of self-sufficiency.
364pp, 127mm x 198mm, illus. in b&w, Paperback, 2008