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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446463888
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

How to Live Off-Grid




Haven't you ever wanted to buck the system, escape the rat race? Whether for the weekend or for a lifetime, Nick Rosen explores off-grid living combining irreverent travellogue with 'how-to' essentials.

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

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446463888
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the author

Nick Rosen

Nick Rosen is an award-winning documentary-maker, journalist and media analyst. He has worked in Latin America, India and Europe and 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. His articles have appeared in the Times, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and Washington Post. In 1995 he founded one of the first UK Web-design companies and the same year he wrote the Durlacher Report, a financial study of the Internet which spawned a generation of Internet investors. He recently launched a website on the subject of the book: www.off-grid.net

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Praise for How to Live Off-Grid

This is a timely and highly readable examination of what it really means to live and travel 'off-grid'.

The Sunday Telegraph

An inspiring, entertaining and irreverent read.

Jillian Bolger, Sunday Tribune

With his book, [Nick Rosen] has caught the Zeitgeist.

Anna Shepard, The Times

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