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Minimalism video

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:08 pm
by Philip Frey
It's been removed, got another source?

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:29 pm
by cmonkey
C40 wrote:Here's an interview/discussion with Randy Vining, a hero of ERE and slow travel. He retired 40 years ago and has been traveling the majority of those 40 years. He's currently living and traveling in a small camp trailer.

- Worked 5 years in a normal job, then repaired and flipped 2 homes and retired with $130k in 1976
- Spends about $6,000 per year
- Repeats excerpts of Thorough by memory, plus many of his own poems about simple living, early retirement, and travel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjTGF4jPdCY

He is fantastic. That poem he recited at ~3:30 was great!

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:17 pm
by cmonkey
Money & Life. It's fairly basic but I felt it was a good watch.

Re: Minimalism video

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:44 pm
by C40
Philip Frey wrote:It's been removed, got another source?
If you have Netflix, I believe it's on there now.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:43 pm
by SnailMeister4000
Just came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf8cr59D7L4

I'll say hello properly in the not too distant future.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:00 pm
by jennypenny
I don't think anyone posted this yet ... A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

It's similar to other videos on simple living that have been posted, but it's still pretty good. I wish they talked more specifically about the social problems they had in the group. I would have found that part interesting.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:30 am
by cmonkey
jennypenny wrote: I wish they talked more specifically about the social problems they had in the group. I would have found that part interesting.
+1. I think that's one of the most difficult problems to overcome in all this, especially for people in our vein of personality.

It's amazing all they were able to build with recycled/free material.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:37 pm
by TheRedHare
This is probably my favorite self sustained home. I hope to be able to attain the skills necessary to live like this guy by building my own smart home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwH6B7aJYDU&t=128s

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:24 pm
by C40
Lady lives on $3,000 per year (for the last 2 or 3 years), living in an SUV. She gets $10k per year from disability payments and puts most of it toward paying off debt.

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1MKpQW5SFQ
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNeynaFVje0

She doesn't give much detail on her spending, other than saying it's $250/month and that it's very difficult (for her) to spend that little.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:15 pm
by TheRedHare
This is a video on how to get used computer parts and any other tech related stuff super cheap:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz52pi1Y4_o

BTW this is a great resource for tech related news, and their jokes are incredibly cringey.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:41 am
by Did
snip

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:29 pm
by Lucky C
The Century of the Self: A 4-part BBC documentary from 2002 on how psychoanalysis (focusing a lot on Freud) has been used to control the masses (great for government) by engineering our desire for mass consumption (great for corporations too). I did a search and looks like this wasn't posted yet.

http://thoughtmaybe.com/the-century-of-the-self/

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:37 pm
by Dream of Freedom

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:55 pm
by bryan

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:49 pm
by Hégé
Samurai Gourmet on Netflix. Based on a comic by taniguchi. It's about a newly retired man who has to learn what to do with his time. He decides to visit different restaurants in his town. It's quite soothing and poetic.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 1:25 pm
by jacob
DiResta's channel. It's mostly DIY with a focus on machining. Recycle/maker ethics. Many creative projects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epBIl4zDk8c Look at how he's decorated his home.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:56 pm
by Loner
Not sure if this has been posted. Self-sufficient Renaissance man tries to build a fusion reactor in his home while running a technology website to help people build their own stuff. “This is what I do for fun and giggles. [...] It’s me against the world.” He also lights his cigarettes with a torch. Notice the forum theme.

“I’m a non-violent happy guy who likes to be left alone.”

Great inspiration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIOZ_aMrKos

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:58 am
by TheRedHare
This guy is awesome. He built his own nuclear reactor in his basement. Although I can't imagine living his type of lifestyle (he's rather messy for my taste) but the principles behind it all are really great: open-source, homesteading, revealing companies trade secrets lol. Worth a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIOZ_aM ... 5n9zVNFwZw

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:14 pm
by stayhigh
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/how-to-retire-at-40

Haven't seen it yet, as it will be broadcasted tomorrow, but it should be interesting :)

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:55 pm
by jennypenny
stayhigh wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:14 pm
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/how-to-retire-at-40

Haven't seen it yet, as it will be broadcasted tomorrow, but it should be interesting :)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... rtune.html