This isn't so much a formal book review, as it is a heads up to a nice little inspiring and information rich book I stumbled across a few years ago - Off On Our Own - Living Off-Grid in Comfortable Independence: One Couple's ""Learn as We Go"" Journey to Self-Reliance.
It's one of those books that follows the story of a couple that looked to live a simpler, more sustainable life, and details their triumphs and struggles along the way. They do so much from scratch - it really is an incredibly read. I've picked this book up half a dozen times over the years, each time pledging to read it start to finish in rapid succession, and always getting stuck on one part that was just too fascinating to not research further.
They build their house, they create their own power source with a windmill, they grow their own food in a gorgeous undergroundgreenhouse with a built in hot tub - I mean can you imagine? A hot tub in your greenhouse in your house?
It's a heartfelt read, with practical information and accounts of trials and errors scattered throughout, along with some lovely pictures to lend clarity to your imagination.
Have you read this one? Be better than me and post a concise review of your thoughts on this book!
If not, check it out and give it a read - it's the kind of book that is like taking a walk in the woods, relaxing, but enlightening.