People often ask: “What is the hardest thing about living without money? “What did you give up to do this”? I usually give a fairly benign answer like “I hate handwashing” or “I miss hot running water”. I have not, to date, been completely honest about what I really gave up and what I miss […]Read more "sacrifices"
I spoke a few days ago at a local sustainability festival. The topic of the Ethical Economics panel I was part of was ‘ Can Capitalism ever be beautiful?’ When our moderator, Tom, directed a question about ‘abundance’ to me I answered with this: “I’m not sure about the term ‘abundance’ when referring to the […]Read more "smoke and mirrors"
The world I inhabit has come to the fore. In the last three weeks, my hometown of Lismore has seen a massive surge in localised sharing and caring, collaborating and giving – most of it moneyless. Some horrendous flooding caught a lot of people off guard and damaged homes and businesses, leaving many locals in […]Read more "our true nature"
The thought of embarking on a moneyless life initially filled me with anxiety about food supplies. Now, after two years, I am feeling very relaxed. In fact, I find myself basking in the abundance of food around me. Born lucky (or privileged), in a comfortable middle-class white family in a safe Western country, I have […]Read more "abundance"
Here’s a bit of an overview of the process I’ve been going through setting up my new moneyless, low impact home. The little wagon arrived onsite (Martyn’s backyard) about a month ago and I’ve been chomping at the bit to get started on making my new home a home. My very handy, hardworking, knowledgeable, generous […]Read more "setting up camp"
My resolve has given way to convenience. My fossil fuel footprint has increased recently because it was convenient – not vital, just convenient. I am still suffering from fossil fuel addiction. My new home is a little wagon – a tiny house on wheels. Sadly, the one downfall of such an abode is it requires […]Read more "the question of convenience"
One of the benefits of living without money is the freedom it allows me to be of service. I like that I am not off to work 8 hours a day, with little time or energy at the end of the day to really help. I’ve given myself the freedom to be able to give from the […]Read more "being of service"