I had a successful home VBAC with a midwife. We were doing what is called "shadow care". I had a hospital team that was my backup plan in case I needed to transfer....only they didn't know they were the backups. They thought I was planning a hospital birth. (They wouldn't work with me otherwise. Birth politics suck.) While this dishonesty was a little uncomfortable for me, it put me in the interesting situation of doing a side-by-side comparison of two different maternity care systems.
The midwife was consistently more diligent, more alert, and more committed to making sure I had a trouble-free birth.
The hospital team checked my urine for sugar and proteins once. The midwife did it every visit. The hospital team checked my blood once, noted I was anemic, and gave me iron pills. The midwife checked my blood, noted I was anemic, gave me iron pills, checked again, adjusted dosage, and checked again to confirm I was no longer anemic. The hospital's plan was to check me when I came in for delivery and give me a blood transfusion if I was still anemic!
At every step of the way, the hospital's plan was to save me with technology. The midwife's plan was to make sure I didn't need to be saved in the first place. She also did all my postpartum and neonatal care for the first six weeks after birth.
Make sure you are giving birth somewhere you can get to a hospital if you need it. Home VBACs are probably not appropriate for the Alaskan wilderness! Talk to a reputable midwife and see if she would describe your situation as low-risk. She'll take many factors into account, including the details of how your first surgery was done.
If you are a good candidate for a home VBAC, you will probably get the best care by doing so. And it's a *lot* cheaper. In your last few weeks of pregnancy, pay for one or two prenatal visits with the hospital so they have your records and know who you are if you need to transfer. It's probably best not to tell them you are planning a homebirth. ;) Just surprise them.