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08-31-2010, 11:21 PM
Man has lived without money since 2008

Sat Aug 28, 3:24 PM

Michael Bolen
Yahoo! Canada News

If a serious person puts their money where their mouth is then Mark Boyle is the world's most serious man.

Inspired by Gandhi's famous words to be the change you wish to see in the world, the economics graduate from the U.K. has been living entirely without money since 2008.

He has written a book about the experience titled 'The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living' in order to share both the philosophy which led to his drastic decision and the tactics he has used to survive.

Living in a trailer given to him for free by someone on freecycle.org, Boyle cooks food which he either grows himself, barters for or forages from the land. He bathes in a solar shower, uses a compost toilet and even makes his own paper.

Despite his challenging lifestyle, Boyle has no plans to return to civilzation. He says the time he has spent away from money has been the happiest of his life.

Learn more about a moneyless life from Boyle himself in the video below.

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09-01-2010, 12:54 AM
Doesn't look too happy, but its' sure to sell a few books to the Birkenstock-set..

09-01-2010, 06:59 AM
Well, I'm sure he'll be giving away his book, since he doesn't use money...

Or maybe it's all going for charity. The No Money foundation. You know, to help those who don't use money. Like him.

Cheers! :bottle:

Dr. Love
09-01-2010, 09:50 AM
Don't be ridiculous. Of course he's going to charge for his book. It'll just cost 2 chickens.

09-01-2010, 12:52 PM

Cheers! :bottle: