Tobias Jones reads an account of the year he spent visiting alternative communities in Italy and the UK in search of the perfect way to live.
Produced by Clive Brill and abridged by Polly Coles.He stays in Damanhur - a celebrated autonomous community north in Turin.
He visits Nomadelfia, originally set up to give a home and security to thousands of Italian orphans.
He visits Hartrigg-Oaks, Britain's first ever 'continuous care retirement community', where the average age of the residents is 79.
He visits the communities of Libera Terra in Sicily, set up to reclaim and work the land confiscated from the mafia.
It offers a second chance to many recovering drug addicts.
He stays at Pilsdon Manor - a tiny self contained community in deepest Dorset where the doors are always open.