How to Live off-Grid: Journey Outside the System

How to Live off-Grid: Journey Outside the System

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By (author) Nick Rosen

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Off-grid: a place, building or person without mains water or power. Static or mobile - in a house or a hut, a boat or a camper van - to live off-grid is all about loosending the ties that bind us to teh fmailiar world of commuting, mortgages, no time and fast food, in order to rediscover our place in the natural world. Complete with camper van, Nick sets off around the UK to find off-grid heaven and meet people who are living the dream. Along the way he runs into backpackers and businessmen, radical hermits and right-wing survivalists - and plenty of ordinary working-parent families too. Sincere but irreverent, this is Nick's guide to avoiding pitfalls, to finding solutions (and some brilliant gadgets) as he strives to perfect the skills of this practical, freewheeling kind of self-sufficiency. 'Timely and highly readable' Sunday Telegraph ' Nick Rosen has caught the zeitgeist.' The Times

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Nick Rosen is an award-winning documentary-maker, journalist and media analyst. He has produced and directed documentaries for ITV, Channel 4 (including Brezhnev's Daughter which won Best International Programme: New York Film and TV Festival 1994, and the widely praised documentary for PBS and C4 about the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in New York) and for BBC Radio 4. In 1995 he founded one of the first UK Web-design companies and he wrote the Durlacher Report, a financial study of the Internet which spawned a generation of Internet investors. He's also launched a website on off-griding: www.off-grid.net.

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By Marc Hetem 06 Feb 2011 5

Cannot imagine a better way to start thinking about and discussing your range of options for off-grid living. A very helpful investigation and analysis of the practice of off-grid living in the UK by this author. Thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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"With his book, [Nick Rosen] has caught the Zeitgeist" -- Anna Shepard The Times "This is a timely and highly readable examination of what it really means to live and travel 'off-grid'" Sunday Telegraph "An inspiring, entertaining and irreverent read" -- Jillian Bolger Sunday Tribune