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on 23 June 2006
A brilliant book with a lot more information than the TV programme. It's a nice change to have a book about a family wanting to live an environmentally aware life, rather than a eco-warriors telling us to go live in a teepee. Although many of the things they have done with their house are not possible for many of us, it gives good links and advice on how to alter your life without losing the comforts of 21st century. Strawbridge covers many issues around questioning how we live our lives when it comes to energy and food without jumping to traditional hippie view points.
Not only does it give good advice, he and his family came across as a decent bunch and this comes through as it's very easy to read and use for reference. I even managed to understand the engineering side of things.
The only fault with the book is that it could have been proof read a little better as there are a few typos, but that doesn't matter when you get to see photos of that amazing moustache.