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The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-on Living

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

List price £12.99
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01 Jun 2013
Storey Publishing
320 pages - 203 x 152mm

The Good Life Lab is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their high-powered careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of abundance in the process.

Alongside their personal story are tips and tutorials to guide readers in the discovery of a fulfilling new lifestyle. Tremayne believes that everyone has the skill and creativity to make it work.

The Good Life Lab not only teaches the art of making appliances, structures, gardens, food and medicine but is filled with illustrations contributed by a community of artists and illustrators, making the book a work of art.  It shows readers how to reconnect with nature and the home economics required for living off the grid - it is the manual for life in a post-consumer age

This is the story of how Wendy Tremayne chose to give up life as a consumer of everything to move to rural New Mexico and build a new life from recycled and waste materials, becoming a maker of things that keep her self sufficient. This book shows readers how to change their perception of what they can do and empowers them to open up their world to a more creative way of living. It's time to stop buying and start making!

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