According to recent research 40 per cent of the workforce under the age of 35 are making serious plans to downshift, with 1.3 million people hoping to make the break before 2013. As with the thousands who are already living the dream, most will think it’s the best thing they ever did. But some may miss the sophistication of city life. It’s not easy to move back so you really need to think whether you are making the right decision. If you are, this book will help you prepare properly. Contents: 1. Relocation and Downshifting; 2. Are you ready now? 3. What’s best for you? 4. Where’s best for you? 5. What type of property? 6. Balancing your work and life; 7. The story so far – where do you stand? 8. Doing your sums; 9. Property matters – closing the deal; 10. Working from home – setting up; 11. Setting in – building relationships; 12. Understanding your property; 13. Business plans, budgets and cash flow; 14. The way forward – refining plans and priorities; 15. Maintaining progress; 16. Checks and balances – ready for off!