The Way Home: How a Naive Single Mom Built her House in the Forest

I'm not lost!
by Terry Faubert | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9781096448211 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmcsarwing of Richmond, British Columbia Canada on 7/1/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmcsarwing from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Monday, July 01, 2019
Description on Amazon.com: "What does it take to achieve a life's goal, to follow a precious dream to reality? Money? Influential connections? Knowledge or skills? In the spring of 1983, Terry Faubert hadn’t much of those as she set out to move to the country with her young son, her cat, and little else. Longing to raise her five-year-old in tune with nature, she planned somehow to make a life for them out in the forest. She would need to find land that she could purchase with her scant savings and to build a house they could live in. She had never built anything before and had no idea how to go about it.

Small and slight, naive and inexperienced, Terry had little awareness that spring day of the hurdles and challenges ahead. This is her story—a story of determination and perseverance, of improbable ideas and unlikely successes."

Very excited to read this interesting memoir by a fellow bookcrosser, Brookler . The first three chapters were a bit hard to follow with many different people and places and not much description to connect them and put them in context. Living in British Columbia, I am familiar with most of the places mentioned and the general area but still found myself a bit lost in the first few chapters. So I imagine it might be more difficult for other readers. Once I got to Chapter 4 and the land was picked and house building was underway, the memoir gained momentum and became much more focused and I enjoyed the book. I cannot imagine myself ever doing what Brookler has accomplished. The experience is well worth the read.

*A different bookcrossing label is used.

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Updated to show a picture of the house in 2018. I met Brookler (the author) in November 2019 and got the picture of the house with some new sidings and a whole new level built in.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmcsarwing at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 13, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (7/13/2019 UTC) at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to the winner of the International RABCK sweepstakes. Congratulations and Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by wingHarobed82wing at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, July 27, 2019
Thank you for this book! :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingHarobed82wing at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
A nice read, I was happy to know it is written by a bookcrosser! :)
I like the way this woman followed her dreams.

Journal Entry 5 by wingHarobed82wing at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France on Sunday, September 01, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (9/2/2019 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France

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Sent to the winner of the Intl RABCK sweepstakes of July-August 2019.
Congrats, and enjoy! :)

Journal Entry 6 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, September 13, 2019
Received as part of the INTL RABCK sweeps. Thank you for sending this one!

Journal Entry 7 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, September 16, 2019
Well, I was really impressed with how Terry got her house built, particularly the amount of stuff she managed on her own in between help from friendly neighbours! What an interesting life she has had.
I have seen this on another wishlist, so will hopefully get it travelling again soon. :-)

Journal Entry 8 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, November 25, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (11/25/2019 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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And off it goes as a "thank you for the bookrays" rabck. ;-)

Journal Entry 9 by Ythan at Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Bookfrogster found this book on my Wishlist and sent it to me as a RABCK.

Thanks very much.

Journal Entry 10 by Ythan at Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 14, 2021
A quick, easy and enjoyable read.

Released 3 wks ago (4/14/2021 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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This book is going travelling in Round 3 of the Read It, Swap It, Leave It Bookring.

Journal Entry 12 by wingkinediwing at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Saturday, April 17, 2021
I have taken it out of the " Read it, leave it, swap it" bookring organized by Plum-crazy so I will endeavour to read it over the weekend so it can then continue its travel.
Love the picture of the house in the original JE so am looking forward to reading Terry's story

Journal Entry 13 by wingkinediwing at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, April 18, 2021
I enjoyed reading Terry's and Jody's story about moving out from Vancouver into the Canadian woods.With sheer determination and a lot of hard physical work she sets out to build a new home for her and her son.
A quick read, enjoyable and never say a woman can't build her own house!
This book will now go back into Plum-crazy's book ring " Read it, leave it, swap it"

Journal Entry 14 by wingkinediwing at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, April 19, 2021

Released 2 wks ago (4/19/2021 UTC) at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom

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Away again with the bookring


Journal Entry 15 by wingkinediwing at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, April 19, 2021

Released 2 wks ago (4/19/2021 UTC) at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom

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Away again with the bookring


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