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The Tree House Diaries

How to Live Wild in the Woods

Nick Weston

Collins & Brown


ISBN: 9781843405641

Price: £ 16.99

Publication date: 17 May 2010

Category: Humour, Popular Culture & Games

  • Learn to unplug and live life off-grid
  • Packed with practical information and know-how
  • Full of expert hunting, fishing and foraging advice – complete with recipes!

Looking for an alternative way of living, Nick Weston escaped from the London rat-race to live entirely off the land, building his own tree house in a secret location deep in the woods of Sussex for six months. The Tree House Diaries chronicles this amazing real life Boy’s Own adventure, from the construction of his tree house (complete with hot shower, compost loo and double bed) to the planting of his vegetable patch. The diaries contain practical information on every project undertaken, with delicious recipes made from natural produce; incorporating anything that Nick could catch, shoot, forage or grow. The book is illustrated with fascinating step-by-step photographs.

Witness all of Nick’s trials and errors and the highs and lows of tree house life – each day usually ending with a glass of home brewed nettle beer and a wistful yearning for the time when the elderflower champagne could be popped open! The Tree House Diaries is an inspiring tale that shows how it is possible to unplug from the modern world and live the dream off-grid.


Nick Weston is a wild food enthusiast and survival expert, well-known for his role on Channel 4’s Shipwrecked. Having moved out of his tree house, he now teaches foraging, designs tree houses for various clients, does as much fishing and hunting as possible and is working on plans for his next big adventure. Follow Nick through his blog: