Designing a Home for Escape and Adventure
by Emma Reddington
Pub Date 15 Oct 2019
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Equal parts inspiration and information, this first book from Emma Reddington, the editor in chief of Canada’s leading interiors magazine, House & Home, offers pure visual pleasure (400 color photos!) and the kind of practical, how-to advice that turns aspiration into reality. From a couple who traded their expensive Bay Area apartment for docked sailboat to a family of five living in a renovated school bus, Reddington introduces readers to the enviable living spaces of vanlifers, Airstreamers, RVers, liveaboards, skoolies, and others of all ages who are opting out of mortgaged houses and expensive rentals. These freedom seekers have forged a new way of life for themselves—one that values experiences over things, is environmentally conscious, and is often more budget-friendly than their “rooted” lives ever were.
The ubiquity of the internet has ushered in a new era of connectivity that makes working from an Airstream beside a roaring river or running a photography business from a mountaintop a reality. It’s now possible to do whatever you want from wherever you want and still have a foothold in the world. This book shows you how, with tours of 26 unconventional homes and the people who live in them, plus all the information you need to make your own off-the-grid dream a reality. There are chapters on bathroom and storage—two of the most challenging aspects of this lifestyle—plus a comprehensive guide to finding the right home, assessing the cost of renovation, handy products for small spaces, and indispensable resources (including sources for replacement RV parts, portable power solutions, tiny wood stoves, and much more).