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D3adpool 03-13-2013 09:15 AM

Living with less. A lot less.
 
Very interesting article.

Enjoy!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/op...nted=all&_r=4&

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heinous 03-13-2013 01:08 PM

and then he was introduced to mcb, and his 400 square feet home became paintball storage.

Greenmtnphantom 03-13-2013 01:15 PM

Toni and I are currently working on making out "House bigger" by having less crap in it. It's a lot cheaper than another addition.

Murf425 03-13-2013 02:31 PM

That's all fine and good for someone who can make his living anywhere in the world with nothing but a laptop and a Wi-Fi connection. Makes sense to minimize so you can stay mobile and go where you want when you want. For those of us with "normal" jobs, who don't get to travel on a whim or wander the Earth like Cain, having creature comforts at the home where we spend 90% of our non-work hours is pretty nice.

The Flounder 03-13-2013 02:37 PM

This guy obviously does not play paintball. His place would be very full if he did.

idkfa 03-13-2013 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Murf425 (Post 2653149)
That's all fine and good for someone who can make his living anywhere in the world with nothing but a laptop and a Wi-Fi connection. Makes sense to minimize so you can stay mobile and go where you want when you want. For those of us with "normal" jobs, who don't get to travel on a whim or wander the Earth like Cain, having creature comforts at the home where we spend 90% of our non-work hours is pretty nice.

Exactly. It's a nice little anecdote but it doesn't really apply to the vast majority of people.

That being said, I have tried to cut down on material goods over the past few years, mostly because I don't like clutter.

elraido 03-13-2013 03:42 PM

I would like to see him raise kids in a 420 sq/ft home. My house is only 950 sq/ft and with two large dogs, it doesn't seem like enough at times. Like others have said, it must be nice to be able to live a hippy life and wonder around the world because you have the money to do so. Well, I take that back. That sounds bitter. It is the fact that he does have that much more money and then lectures us about the "evils" of it and we should all live the way he does. I can't afford to take a trip to Florida, let alone travel the world and take it all of its sites.

Wraith 03-13-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by idkfa (Post 2653167)
Exactly. It's a nice little anecdote but it doesn't really apply to the vast majority of people.

That being said, I have tried to cut down on material goods over the past few years, mostly because I don't like clutter.

Eyup. If I could make six figures off of what I carry around in a backpack, I wouldn't have much stuff either. :ROTFL:

Unfortunately, most of the world has jobs to do that need doing right where they're at. Kind of hard for me to pick up five convection ovens, a proofer, and a 60 quart mixer and backpack 'em across Burma.

Crimson Death 03-13-2013 04:50 PM

Google Tiny houses.

Lohman446 03-13-2013 04:51 PM

Let me know when he has actually taken it to the extreme: three outfits, a bowl to beg for food in, and perhaps a walking staff.

"Look at me I am living with very little and have the wealth to purchase anything I might run into" does not sound extreme when compared to the lifestyle a wandering monk has.


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