Hi this is Nick, and I hope you enjoy these extract which we’ll be posting up over the next few weeks and months. Eventually I’ll be putting the whole book up online, but it will take a while, probably not worth waiting when you can buy it(see below), but for those who don’t believe in bookshops, or intellectual property, well — keep on coming back.
The extracts are published in the order in which they appear in the book, so you won’t get to the nitty-gritty of my journey around the UK off-grid community just yet.
The FIRST extract relates to how I personally got into this off-grid way of life – by accident of course – as is the way with all the best things that happen to us: You can read it here
The SECOND extract is about the way the grid developed in the UK – it was different everywhere – and how the planning system started. You can find it here
The THIRD extract is about my decision to buy a camper van (RV to you Americans). You can find it here.
The FOURTH extract deals with the technicalities of choosing the right van for your off-grid travels. In the end I chose the wrong van – but I wasn’t to know that at the time, and you will learn from my mistakes. You can find it here.
The FIFTH extract finds me well into the tour of British of-gridders, visiting a commune in Devon which is under siege from angry grid-connected, millionaire property-owners. You can find it here.
The SIXTH extract finds me returning to my roots, in North London where dozens are living on boats unofficially moored in a parkside canal. You can find it here.