- Life Without Money

Living without money is a great way to revalue life as it is. Let people who live without money inspire you. See our tips on how to live a simple life with little money and to reduce the influence that money has on your life. Enhance your lifestyle and reduce your money dependencies to zero.

On you'll find tips for simply reducing your dependencies on money, information on alternative currencies such as the bankless currency Bitcoin and tips for living and traveling on a very limited budget.

Is it possible to live without money?

Is it possible to live without money? How to live without needing money? On you'll find the answers to such questions, with inspiring examples, such as people who choose to live without money, tips on how to create a moneyless existence and stories about traveling and living without money.

Living without money is not easy. You have to really care and also give up some things. You will give up the comfort to buy what you desire. Instead you'll get another lifestyle: one in which you'll be happy with what you have. One in which you are obligated to be more creative to satisfy your needs.

Moneyless is more than that though. We have good tips for simply reducing dependence on money, information about alternative money such as the bankless currency Bitcoin and tips for living and traveling on a very limited budget.

Moneyless travel

Traveling without money is not just a dream. Robino, instigator of, has lived without money several times. The first time was three months during a trip in Portugal. He was going around eating what people gave him, sleeping in a tent in the forest or at people's homes. He hitchhiked and walked along the Portuguese coast.

This experience was simply amazing, a real eye-opener to possibilities of moneyless existence. To obtain food he knocked on doors of restaurants for free food, sometimes at the kitchen through the backdoor, other times after lunch, to ask if there were leftover he could take.

Such a trip without money is not just a learning experience on its own, it's also a life changing experience.

Often he was directly invited to take a seat an was fed enough for the next day. Other times he picked fruit right from trees, or took it out of a dumpster. Robin's gratitude for what he got was enormous; food had never been this tasty.

In Holland

Afterwards he spent another 3 weeks travelling without money in the Netherlands. A foot trip from Amsterdam to the German border. He wanted to relive the experience but then in his home country. Was this also possible in Holland? How would Dutch people react?

Equipped with a small pack and a hammock he started walking straight from home, and the first night he slept among the trees right outside the city.

Moneyless society

Living or traveling without money and adapt your life to this is a huge personal challenge. You really embark on an exploration by living this way. But how would it be of the entire society or even just a community would be focused on a moneyless existence? Said differently: a world without money, how would it be? Would it be possible?

This is not just a question asked for the first time here. Many philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists and economists have posed this question before. Often reference is made to prehistoric times of communal living, such as nomadic tribes. But also bartering is mentioned, and how money became a replacement of that and how money has made our lives so much easier.

Communities that live without money

Beyond wants to go beyond this discussion and provide ways for living without money, with practical examples and give ideas that go beyond money. It's going into concepts such as bartering, the money economy, the role of social money, the gift economy, abundance, social economies and peerconomy. How to develop new social economic links that make money superfluous?

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.

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.