- File Size: 1029 KB
- Print Length: 137 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (May 3, 2013)
- Publication Date: May 3, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CSUY7ZE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,907,129 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
His biggest problem was that he came from the city where there were carpenters and electricians and such highly trained for specialty jobs, but the area into which he moved, jobs were few and far between, people had to be thrifty and so specialists just weren't available. Eventually he ran into a carpenter who had once done special work with oak and Frank hired him to oversee the job of construction for his house.Read more ›
However, this is the story of Frank and his wife (and later kids) who moved from Los Angeles to Idaho and built a huge, custom-built home complete with a professional grade kitchen, a built in bar and a solarium. They lived remotely in a small valley, with Frank flying in and out for work in his own airplane. He mentions a live-in ranch manager (whose wife was the family's nanny), professional landscaping, motorcycles, snowmobiles, 3 and 4 wheelers, boats, professionally catered parties and flying to McDonald's for food. It would be wonderful to have money to spend on whatever makes your dreams come true, but I had a hard time seeing how their home and lifestyle helped them realize their dream of getting away from it all.
There are lots of funny stories of stuck bulldozers and stubborn moose, escape artist goats and persistent woodpeckers, which I found entertaining. I enjoyed the many pictures included in the book, and was impressed by the private school Frank and his neighbors started (rated one of the best private schools in Idaho). Frank himself is a likeable guy with a readable writing style, but I have to admit I was disappointed that this wasn't more of a back-to-nature/self sufficiency type book.
I give this book 3.5 stars