Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Living without $ by choice in the UK.
Meet Mark Boyle, the Moneyless Man.
I learned about Mark in this recent Mother Jones post. Here's an excerpt:
Boyle lives in rural England in a trailer he spotted on Freecycle.org. He feeds himself by growing everything from barley to potatoes, foraging wild edibles like berries and nettles, and occasionally dumpster-diving for luxuries like margarine and bread. He cooks with a wood stove fashioned from large restaurant olive cans; brushes his teeth with his own mixture of cuttlefish bones and fennel seed; and makes paper and ink from mushrooms. He barters labor for rent, Internet service, and whatever else he can't find, grow, or make.
His experience became the basis for his book, Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living, which has just been released in the states.