My Thoughts: I spied this gem in a catalogue and was intrigued. Rosen runs the website Off-grid.net. I've been interested in downsizing and thriftiness and while I'm not sure I could live without running water and electricity I think we could all learn something from the self-reliance and resourcefulness these off-griders exhibit. Check out this video intro to off-grid living from the site. Warning: I tried to find a non-crunchy person speaking about their off-grid experience but it appears granola crunchiness comes with the territory so put your pointing finger away.
Off the Grid / Nick Rosen / Penguin / OTPB, August 2010