Camping with no money

camping with no money

Living without money is easier if you don't have to pay rent for a room or house. A tent as a temporary home is a perfect way to live without money, and if you're traveling an excellent way to get in touch with the world.

With your tent you're very flexible. You can find very suitable places to camp, such as in a forest. In the Netherlands it's officially only allowed on so-called Paalkamperterreinen (pole camping terrains), but in some other countries you can just camp anywhere in nature. You can get to see many places like this and you always have your own place to sleep. It's often called wild camping.

According to Wikipedia wild camping in Norway, Sweden and Finland is permitted when following certain conditions. On British islands it's accepted with permission of the owner and in Scotland it's officially allowed. In the United States you can camp in all federal forests and it's quite common over there.

Sometimes you'll find a spot where you can stay for a longer period. Then you can even consider to build a hut. There's a book called "Radical Simplicity" This is about Dan Price from the United States who was offered a spot near a medium sized city. In exchange for work to maintain the land. There he built many huts.

Wild camping

So wild camping seems to be legal in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Scotland. In other countries it's mostly a grey area, although this website is promising about France: http://www.lecampingsauvage.fr/legislation.html

I tried to find more information about why it's illegal but couldn't. It seems quite silly that you're not allowed to camp if it's not bothering anyone and if you clean up after yourself. If it's possible in the North, why not elsewhere in Europe?

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Car sharing

No money to buy a car? Be glad, because without a car you have fewer problems. You could try car sharing instead. Car sharing is a global trend and it can be a pretty good option besides public transport or even hitchhiking. Car sharing is a relatively good solution for saving money. Sharing a car without money is only possible if you're driving a sponsored car or if you have a friend who lets you use their car.

Share stuff

Networks for sharing stuff are great to get to use things such as tools. You don't need to buy anything, because you can simply ask your neighbor if you can borrow from them. For example a bicycle pump or a ladder for painting. Many people are already doing this in their neighborhood: "Quickly ask the neighbor if we can borrow his drill."

Raphael Fellmer

Some people have consciously chosen for a life without money. Raphael Fellmer and his family have been living without money or income since 2010, "to increase consciousness about responsibility, that we all carry for hunger, injustice and environmental damage." Raphael is living in Berlin with wife and children. He has been on TV several times.

Use Free Software

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Free software is software that is made ​​for people to use freely. It does not cost any money to use it. And besides, everyone has the right to the source code of the software to make changes and distribute the changes, which often turn out very well for the quality. The way free software works can also be a great way to transition towards a moneyless society.