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

The online version of RetroSuburbia was made available on a pay what you feel basis in the depth of Covid lockdowns to help households rapidly restructure for hard times.

Lots of people got a taste of what they could do to live better, many bought the physical book and have made positive changes around the home, in the garden, the neighbourhood and most importantly in their own minds as a result.

RetroSuburbia Online now has a price of $40. For a huge 600 page life manual, this is still good value for avid on line readers. But we still think it is in everyone’s interests to get the physical book at $85!

Whatever the case, join the globally growing RetroSuburbia community.

David Holmgren
Permaculture Co-originator

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