He lives in a tiny home on someone else’s land, with no money and few possessions…and he’s never been happier
Many of us dream of a simpler life: giving up the expenses of running a house, finding some land, and living in a small, eco-friendly space in harmony with nature. Many of us also invent excuses not to do so: ‘I don’t have a plot with planning permission’, or ‘I don’t have any cash to get the ball rolling’ being two of the most typical.
Rob Greenfield‘s entire existence should make us think twice about this defeatist attitude. The self-styled celebrity off-gridder, whose mission to live without money has been featured in numerous magazines and TV shows, is an inspiration to us all- and not just his tips on activism, his awesome bamboo bicycle or his passion for dumpster diving. Rob’s tiny home (or should we say teeny home) is just five feet wide and ten feet long, but it looks so cosy and functional. The activist picked it up on Craigslist for just $950, and as for the problem of no land to park it up on- well, no problem. Rob figured maybe someone in the San Diego area would let him use some of their land in exchange for garden maintenance and other odd jobs, plus free food from his garden. He wrote an ad asking for this mutually beneficial agreement, and he found the perfect place with ease. Just like he dreamed of, Rob is now living off-grid, and in the city too!
This video is jam-packed with very useful advice on gardening, making compost from human waste (aka ‘humanure’) and Rob also offers his thoughts on why showers are really not necessary…
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