A book by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne. The inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of abundance in the process. Alongside their personal story are tips and tutorials to guide readers in the discovery of a fulfilling new lifestyle that relies less on money. Tremayne believes that everyone has the skill and creativity to make it work.
The Good Life Lab not only teaches the art of making biofuel, appliances, structures, gardens, food, and medicine but is filled with illustrations contributed by a community of artists and illustrators, making the book a work of art. It shows readers how to create out of waste, reconnect with nature, and live off the grid -- it is the manual for life in a post-consumer age.
Forewords By: Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Dale Dougherty, Douglas Rushkoff, Reverend Billy Talen, Brad Lancaster, Sandor Katz, Alyce Santoro, Christopher Bamford.
Illustrated by: Bert van Wijk, Grady McFerrin, Kristian Olson, Katie Scott, Meg Hunt, Melinda Beck, Allegra Lockstadt, Andrew Saeger, Christopher Silas Neal, Gina Triplett, Joel Holland, Josh Cochran, Julia Rothman, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Mattias Adolfsson, Melinda Beck, Miyuki Sakai, Rachel Salomon.