The Way Home: Tales From a Life Without Technology

Author(s): Mark Boyle

Biographies & Memoirs

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 stream, 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.

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General Fields

  • : 9781786076021
  • : Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
  • : Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
  • : February 2019
  • : February 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Boyle
  • : Paperback
  • : English