Named one of the Best Summer Books of 2013 by Publishers Weekly, "The Good Life Lab" is the story of how Wendy Tremayne chose to give up life as a consumer of everything and to move to rural New Mexico to build a new life from recycled and waste materials, becoming a maker of things that keep her off the grid. This book shows readers how to change their perception of what they can do and empowers them to open up their world to a more creative way of living. It’s time to stop buying and start making!
Wendy Jehanara Tremayne was a creative director in a marketing firm in New York City before moving to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where she built an off-the-grid oasis in a barren RV park with her partner, Mikey Sklar. She is the founder of the textile repurposing event Swap-o-Rama-Rama, which has spread all over the world; a conceptual artist; a yogi; a gardener; and a writer. She has written for Craft’s webzine and Make magazine and, with Mikey Sklar, keeps the blog Holy Scrap.