Living in a self-sufficient way

Something I haven't paid much attention to so far, on Moneyless: self-sufficiency. I wonder. Is it because I've always lived in a city? Or because I love travelling too much, which makes it hard to stay in the same spot?

I personally haven't turned into a hobby or lifestyle: to be able to live without external help. On the other side, I've lived some days in Portugal from fruit that I found on the road. But I haven't gone further than that.

I don't yet have plans to take this direction in the near future. But I would like to add more information about this on Moneyless.org, with more information about people who are living this way and for example about eco-villages and intentional communities.

Further reading

Find Edible Plants

Fruit such as strawberries, apples and raspberries don't have to come from a supermarket. You can find it in your street, a park or a forest near you. You can reap this food relatively often. And except fruit there are also chestnuts, dandelions, wild herbs and a lot more.

Pregnant and no money

Pregnant and no money. What now? My wife and me were sitting at the midwife for our first appointment. We were talking about finances and we were asked how we thought to raise the money, without money. We were slightly confused by this question. And possibly naively we posed ourselves the question: "Money? Do we really need it for a baby?"

Caught by money

Money. We need it. We think. We grow up and it seems as if we cannot function without money. Because there's always money. Money is needed to live, to have a place, to eat, to travel. It seems as if we even need it to breathe. Is that really so?

No money for food

dumpstered veggies

No money for food? If you're in this situation you can try to get free food at the food bank or through appropriating food waste. On Moneyless.org we have quite a few tips to get food without money. There's no reason to starve if you don't have money. On the contrary. You can ask for food and you can search for food.

Living Moneyless: Mark Boyle

Living without money, how does that work out in practice? The Irishman Mark Boyle has been doing it since November 2008 and he's having a great time. He's living in England in an old caravan given to him. He start symbolically on Buy Nothing Day, a yearly day to not buy anything together with others.