Moneyless.org is a funny continuation of many projects we've worked on and built over the past 10 years. Back in 2006 I started Hitchwiki together with MrTweek. Fortunately I didn't accept Casey Fenton's offer to host the project on CouchSurfing's servers.
With the pope claiming people should stop worshipping the money god there's all the more reason for Moneyless.org to thrive. Unfortunately the pope also urges the unemployed to "fight for work" (sic!).
Not that I watch a lot of TV. I don't even own a TV. But a long time ago I watched a lot of VPRO shows. VPRO is a Dutch slightly alternative broadcaster. Recently I bumped into VPRO's Tegenlicht again online. It's still one of my favorite Dutch TV shows.
I just started off sansargent.fr, the French language version of this website, with just one article for now. Before doing it properly we need to translate some more on the English version of the site.
J'espère que ça va te plaire.
A week ago my friend Kasper came up with the idea to start moneyless.org, a project to inform people how they can reduce the influence of money in their life, and ultimately how they could live without money at all.
It had been a long time I had touched money. If not for the couple of times I just had to buy some cat-food or else kitten would starve, it was easily over a year. But suddenly I was feeling the touch of money. I smelled it and it felt crispy.
A while ago I started a couple of articles on Moneyless about borrowing money. I did that to see what I can learn from internet marketing and search engine optimization. One of the lessons is that I want a better focus for Geldloos. The focus is to help people to live happily with less money. How people can live without money, and what others can learn from that.
Money can do weird things to people. The power of money is fixed in people's heads and manipulates the heart. Love makes place for want of more and more. More money, more power, more nonsense.
It's a phenomenon that I've been used to for longer, but every time when confronted it's a slap in the face. And the slap is harder when the power gets closer, takes away a part of the love.
How to further develop Moneyless.org? That's a question I've been dealing with recently. Shall I continue with ways and tips to live and travel without money? Or shall I add more perspective by talking about spending less money, saving money or even how to make money?
Last summer I was traveling in Portugal. Walking and thumbing. I hitchhiked from North to South and enjoyed all received hospitality. In those three months I have not spent any more, except sometimes when I received money from people and needed a break. I didn't have anything myself.