Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live (some might say endure) without money?
In these difficult economic times you might just be wondering.
Former Boulder, Colorado resident Daniel Shellabarger (aka Suelo) has spent the last eight years of his life living in Moab, Utah completely penniless. He checked out of the rat race in 2000.
In his own words. " I don't use or accept money or barter, and I don't take food stamps or other government dole."
In the summer he lives in a cave and when it gets cold in the winter he house sits. You'll certainly want to watch the brief documentary below if you've ever wondered what it would be like to live without money in a world that is so cash centered:
You can view a higher resolution version of the video HERE.
If you are interested in Dan's philosophy you can get a good feel for it from his blog when he writes:
"I've been totally without cents for 8 years (with a month's exception during the first year). I don't use or accept money or barter - don't take food stamps or other government dole. I don't see money as evil or good: how can illusion be evil or good?
But I don't see heroin or meth as evil or good, either. Which is more addictive & debilitating, money or meth? Attachment to illusion makes you illusion, makes you not real. Attachment to illusion is called idolatry, called addiction.
I simply got tired of acknowledging as real this most common world-wide belief called money! I simply got tired of being unreal. Money is one of those intriguing things that seems real & functional because 2 or more people believe it is real & functional!"
Take a look at his Blog HERE for his most recent updates.