Welcome to the online version of our bestselling book, RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future.

We are living in unprecedented times. Making this book available as a ‘pay what you feel’ online book is our response – we believe it can help individuals, households and communities everywhere adapt to the new realities triggered by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

RetroSuburbia is the gateway to retrofitting your home, garden and life. It will help you prioritise the myriad things you can do at home to create a better, and more resilient, life.

Take a look inside the sample extract of the online book below (best viewed on desktop computer).
Click on the large triangle icon in the centre of the book to get a better idea of the full-screen experience.

Online Book

We are taking a leap making RetroSuburbia available for whatever people choose to pay.

We fervently believe that gift, exchange and sharing economies all need to grow rapidly to fill the real needs of people and planet. These economies have traditionally depended on the trust and reciprocity we associate with family, friends and local community.

“Pay what you feel” asks you to respond from the heart as you choose what to pay for what I hope will be life changing content.

David Holmgren
co-originator of the permaculture concept

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