Thanks, I'll look for that book. I've read many articles/books of that nature over the years, starting in the 60's with the "back to the land" bibles like Mother Earth News and Homesteader, etc. It seems the principles involved come up cyclically, every 15-20 years or so, and are currently at a high again. Very sound in a eutopian society, what my Olde Deere called " the Walt Disney" mentality. He, being a lifetime farmer and realist, had come to these conclusions about this "life style". One, Initially works best if you are a college graduate- this means you have the confidence a degree gives you that you know best. Two, be prepared to actually work. Three, be satisfied to live with very little, and have a partner who is equally willing to go without. Four, be independently wealthy. Five, don't quit your day job. lol.