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How to live without money

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Published on Dec 9, 2009

Many people are learning to live sustainably, without money. In this video, they discuss their struggles, how they got to and developed kew bridge eco-village.
To find out more on alternative life styles visit: http://visionon.tv

The start of the village video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY3fRR...

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DeeJayMontevideo
well here on USA we call them homeless lol :)
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TheComputec
It is extremely sad to see some of the comments here. People so vehemently opposed to alternative lifestyles. We seem to have bought in to the delusion that we can only survive if we join in the rat race and conform to what those in power deem to be THE RIGHT AND PROPER WAY This is how humans lived until the industrial revolution. Now I'm not going to argue that this is a perfect solution for everybody. Neither would I argue that it is a lifestyle without peril But those are issues for THOSE people. If your fundamental standpoint against this is they THEY are beating the system and you don't like it, then just stop for one second and ask yourself this When was the last time you were asked about the system we have now. Here in the UK, we have sold off the power companies to foreign owners, we are slaves to oil prices, housing prices, rail fare costs... We are taxed on everything we buy except for basic foods and whatever we want to do in our lives there are rules, regulations, treaties, orders, laws and byelaws there to inhibit your expressions of freedom YOU EVEN NEED PERMISSION TO CAPTURE THE RAYS FROM THE SUN You can have some panels... enough to make everyone feel like they are getting some benefit, but its regulated I repeat:- YOU EVEN NEED PERMISSION TO CAPTURE THE RAYS FROM THE SUN You also need permission to take water from the ground and if you want to grow enough food to feed yourself you are limited to that. You cannot grow some more and trade it for other goods and services. To do so you would fall foul of income tax, environmental health and any number of regulations. When did our societies get so fucked up that in addition to us all just accepting this, we also find ourselves getting outraged when somebody else says "Nah, thats not for me... I've had enough I want to be free" Me, I'm no tree-hugger I'm a married guy in the suburbs with a big mortgage a wife and two kids, so i'm no eco-warrior... But I am pissed off with what our lives have become and I for one am not going to stand in the way of anyone who wants to get off the bus and make some changes. Good luck to them. I hope the project matures and those people can have a safe, peaceful life
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lasershot23
It's very hard to escape from the capitalist machine that is destroying the earth. Part of the problem seems to be that if you set your roots down anywhere and try to live a sustainable life you have to pay rates and so you have to work. Planning laws in Australia make it hard to have cheap composting toilets or to use grey water systems unless you want to pay a fortune for the approved ones. It's hard to escape and do things well without earning a little money. I liked the ethos of these people and they were giving it a go but a shame to see how primitive their conditions were. It can be done better but we need the system to let us. But perhaps the most positive thing about this eco village was how they seemed to have a community and to be living like humans even if it was a bit squalid.
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Ribsletics
How to live without money: ask for money from other people.
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Dave Brown
There living off the discarded fruits of hard working peoples labor .They didnt escape the rat race, they now compete for scrapes with the rats .
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bluesborn
The sanctimony of some of these comments are hilarious. All these decent hard working people worried about the bums living off their hard labor -half of them sit on their asses in an office looking at porn or playing games-while others live on plastic charging up a fortune in goddamn crap they don't need so they aren't denied a single thing thereby making EVERYTHING more expensive and futile while those at the top of the economic nightmare greed fest have pulled the ladder up behind them and absolutely suck the lifes blood out of "the little people" who will be the next legions living on the street for you all to hate.What a giant laughable circle-jerk.
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amanda lee
Where would we be without our safe, familiar, American bullshit? Land of the free, home of the brave, the American dream, all men are equal, justice is blind, the press is free, your vote counts, business is honest, the good guys win, the police are on your side, god is watching you, your standard of living will never decline… and everything is going to be just fine— The official national bullshit story. I call it the American okie doke. Every one, every one of those items is provably untrue at one level or another, but we believe them because they're pounded into our heads from the time we're children. That's what they do with that kind of thing—pound it into the heads of kids, ‘cause they know the children are much too young to be able to muster an intellectual defense against a sophisticated idea like that, and they know that up to a certain age children believe everything their parents tell them. And as a result, they never learn to question things. Nobody questions things in this country anymore. Nobody questions it—everybody is too fat and happy. Everybody's got a cell phone that'll make pancakes and rub their balls now— Way too ***** prosperous for our own good. Way too ***** prosperous, Americans have been bought off and silenced by toys and gizmos. And no one learns to question things.george carlin
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Liberated Amon
this is hardly a how to video. if they eat donations they aren't living without money they're just living off of the money of others. I applaud the effort but by the look of things they aren't trying very hard
George Campbell
Living without money sound like a lot of work. And it gets harder as you get older.
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viking browski
A lot of people in the comments call them bums. Who do they bum from? If you have any debt by your own logic you are more a bum then someone who lives supporting themselves without debt. They choose this simple life, so quit looking down on people.
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