Sebastopol - Many fantasize about dramatically changing their lives — living in accordance with their ideals rather than the exigencies of jobs, bills, and possessions. William Powers actually does it. Having lived in both an off-grid tiny house in rural North Carolina and a Manhattan micro-apartment, Powers and his wife move to a small town in Bolivia in search of balance, community, and happiness. They build an adobe house, plant a prolific orchard and organic garden, and weave their life into a community of permaculturists, bio-builders, artists, and creative businesspeople. Dispatches from the Sweet Life is compelling, sobering, thought-provoking, and, no matter the outcome, inspiring.