[before_listing images= youtube=null] I am a man with three college degrees and a lot of various work experience. My expertise is in teaching.

Over time, I’ve slowly come to realize that I have no desire to participate in capitalism nor do I want to be involved with the government. I’m not angry at them — it’s just not what I believe life should be. I would rather sustain myself and contribute directly to a community. I’ve had feelings like this since I was a child.

I currently have very little, as I’ve not worked for a while now, trying to sustain myself off selling my own art, and I lost a lot of my posessions to a fire.

I’ve fallen out of shape and am looking to get back into shape. I like working, and I prefer days that I spend working hard. I don’t feel having a “day job” is much of “work” though, but rather wasting time. I want to do meaninful work that benefits myself and others directly, not work that gives me money which I feed to banks, government, and corporations in order to sustain a dull life that revolves around them.

My ultimate goal is to live a life without money, separate from capitalism, or at least a life where I can sustain myself and only supplement my life with a small amount of money. I want to live and work with the Earth to provide for myself, and I want to be around other people who value and benefit from this work, and work together in a group to help each other because we think alike.

More than anything, a vagabonding life is the most appealing… but it seems next to impossible to do without landing in jail or ending up starving to death lost in the desert. Homesteading or commune living also is very appealing to me. I just want to be able to help myself and help others.

RELATED POST  Moving to Farm in Ecuador! Lets Build! Live free!

Sadly I am just a poor man who spends a lot of time researching, but still not knowing how to get started in this type of life. It seems like to break away from money, you first need to have a lot of money. I don’t have that. I just have a strong work ethic and a desire to change my life.

Heads up for my personality: I am laid back and like spending a lot of time alone, but have no problems being around others. I like working together to solve problems, working with children, teaching all ages, hiking, and working outside. I like to work on things that I feel are meaningful. I am a homosexual (just mentioning because I know some people are not comfortable with it, so I’d rather be up-front… though I am not the type who ever shows it off or talks about it or lets it affect my personality).

I am looking for information, encouragement, advice… or even perhaps discussion for future communities to join, or even possible vagabonding companions. I just want to start moving forward to the way of life I really feel like I want to live. And this place seems like the place to look…[landbuddy_listing youtube=null]

For more stories from off-grid.net search here

Our Our fastest solar ovenBake, roast or steam a meal for two people in minutes, reaching up to 550°F (290°C). GoSun Sport sets the bar for portable solar stoves.

Buy our book - OFF THE GRID - a tour of American off-grid places and people written by Nick Rosen, editor of the off-grid.net web site

13 Responses to “Moving away from dependence on money (when you don’t have money to buy that independence)”