Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream
Title: Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream
Author: William Powers
Powers, after traveling extensively in Africa as part of his activity with humanitarian concerns, returned to the US with a changed perspective regarding the American way of life. His insights were deepened by living on the land in a 12-foot by 12-foot cabin. This memoir records the experience of that time in detail, and argues for the spiritual depth and closer relationships that can come from questioning the need to consume, living closer to the land, and learning to appreciate a slower lifestyle.
In these pages, Powers not only explores this small patch of community but draws on his international experiences with other pockets of resistance. This engrossing tale of Powers’s struggle for a meaningful life with a smaller footprint proposes a paradigm shift to an elusive Soft World” with clues to personal happiness and global healing.