The Way Home

The Way Home Tales from a Life Without Technology

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Synopsis

It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.

No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio or light bulb. Just a wooden cabin, on a smallholding, by the edge of a stand of spruce.

In this honest and lyrical account of a remarkable life without modern technology, Mark Boyle explores the hard won joys of building a home with his bare hands, learning to make fire, collecting water from the spring, foraging and fishing.

What he finds is an elemental life, one governed by the rhythms of the sun and seasons, where life and death dance in a primal landscape of blood, wood, muck, water, and fire - much the same life we have lived for most of our time on earth. Revisiting it brings a deep insight into what it means to be human at a time when the boundaries between man and machine are blurring.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786077271
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 640.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1406
Number of pages: xix, 266
Weight: 260g
Height: 201mm
Width: 124mm
Spine width: 23mm