The Way Home: Tales from a life without technology - Mark Boyle

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The Way Home

The Book

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, author of THE MONEYLESS MAN, 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.

About the Author

Mark Boyle aka The Moneyless Man (born 8 May 1979) is a business graduate who lived completely without money for three years, and is the best-selling author of The Moneyless Man(2010), and The Moneyless Manifesto (2012) and Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi (2015).He is a director of Streetbank, a charity which enables people across the world to share skills and resources with neighbours. Mark writes for publications as varied as the Guardian and Permaculture magazine, contributes to international radio and television, and has been featured in major media including CNNThe TelegraphBBCThe Huffington Post, ABC, Mother Jones and Metro. He lives on a smallholding in Ireland