Blythe Tait lives in the middle of nowhere in Tasmania, Australia with her husband Peter Robey, their two sons, and a dog in a house Peter and Blythe built themselves with no prior building experience. After a life in the city mostly engaging in pursuits in which they acquired no useful skills for homesteading (photography for Peter, poledancing for Blythe), they made the decision to take the leap, move to the wilderness, and figure it out as they went along. It seemed crazy enough to write a book about.
Find out more about them at their website http://www.thehousethatworkedout.com
Can a clueless city couple learn to build a house in the wilderness completely by themselves? What is life like on 525 watts of power? When is the right time to change a toilet bucket? The answers to these questions and more are in 'Wilderness Life DIY', the tale of a city family who leaves a comfortable city existence to make a home in the Australian Tasmanian wilderness.