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Living Wild

New Beginnings in the Great Outdoors

Joanna Maclennan, Oliver Maclennan


Explores the lifestyles of families and individuals around the world who have escaped the daily grind to create a new life in harmony with nature

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The impact of climate change and the pressures of city life – not to mention the life-changing events of the last few years – have left many of us dreaming of a simpler existence that benefits the environment and resets the mind. The lifting of restrictions, including travel, has meant that more of us than ever are re-evaluating how and where we live, eschewing disposable culture in favour of a more meaningful and sustainable way of life.

From a family who relocated to the remote Australian bush to a young couple who live and work on a narrowboat on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal in the UK, Living Wild tells the stories of people around the world who have made the leap into the unknown, exploring what inspired them and how the move has impacted upon their families and livelihoods. From tackling the daily challenges of living off-grid to minimizing waste and growing your own food, this book will be inspirational reading for anyone who aspires to live more sustainably.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 344

Publication date: 6 April 2023

ISBN: 9780500023501

Contents List

Introduction: Following a Wilder Path

An Olive Farm in Provence, France
A Mountaintop Cabin, Switzerland
A Regenerative Farm in Mecklenburg, Germany
A Wooded Retreat, Norway
An Old Railway Carriage, Australia
In Harmony with the Seasons, France
Creativity & Craft
Autumnal Gardens in Bulgaria
At Home in the Australian Bush
A Ranch on the Great Plains, USA
The Olive Trees and the Moon, Portugal
Farm to Table
Little Floating Home, UK
A Cabin Van in the Cairngorms, UK
An Artist’s Shack, Australia
Into the Wilderness, Finland
Wanderlust & Technology
Communal Living in Normandy, France
A Florist’s Haven, UK
A Yurt at the Foot of the Tetons, USA
Tiny House in a Forest, UK


About the Author

Joanna Maclennan is a freelance photographer based in France. She has contributed to many books and magazines, including World of Interiors, Cabana, Milieu and The New York Times. Her book The Foraged Home (2019) is also published by Thames & Hudson.

Oliver Maclennan is a writer and a teacher based in London. He is also the author of The Foraged Home.