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My Year Of Alternative Living (2014)

In 2012 I lived in a Yurt for 6 months. Come winter I upgraded to also renting the smallest room in the attached house for reduced rent, so as to give me a warm indoor space. I kept this arrangement, … Continue reading

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Is There’s Anything You Think You Can’t Do? Someone Out There Is Probably Doing It Right Now

The power of blogging: Blogging shows alternative lifestyles ARE possible. When I read other alternative lifestyle weblogs, people keep talking about ditching their affluent day-job for a simpler life. I never had one. I wonder if people connect more with those … Continue reading

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Am I a minimalist and could you be one too?

Increasingly people are giving up high powered jobs and mortgages in favour of a “richer” lifestyle, by living with no more than they need.   Well, I do gravitate towards simplicity, but I never had that high-powered lifestyle to give up. So am I … Continue reading

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£0 to £2k in 2 months – No day-job: just music. But how?

On June 18th 2014 my bank balance read £0 and I had no work booked. On August 18th, exactly 2 months later, I had £2000 to put towards my mobile recording studio (GoldflowerStudios.com). I’m still in shock! How did I … Continue reading

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How to raise £1250 in 22 days

Yesterday it started to truly dawn on me that the mammoth task ahead was to raise £1750 in the next 22 days to set up my new recording studio, Goldflower Studios. It’s a project I totally believe in – to … Continue reading

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Secret Gig Album Launch & How I Took A Double Bed To The Beach

Two special dates are coming up this week. The first is on Friday 18th July; it’ll be a month since I reached £0 and started working my way back up from nothing. The second is my album launch in Exeter … Continue reading

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Will today be the day I completely run out of money?

I live in a van (or “vansion” as I call it). Sometimes I housesit, but I can’t guarantee when I’ll be lucky, so I rely on my van as a place to call home. I’m also trying to run out … Continue reading

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Letting Go / Standing On The Edge

It’s over a month since I last looked for work. I am self-employed and am deliberately letting my money dry up, to face my fears about running out. We’re still only in phase one of the experiment – allowing my … Continue reading

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What to do in the meantime? Shoot videos, make websites, build kickstarter, but I’ll need your help…

Although I started this £0 Challenge on May 20th, the actual date that I stopped earning money was May 9th (about a month ago). I gave up all my remaining private guitar students to go adventuring in my van. After … Continue reading

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…And So The Bank Balance Diminishes

With only a couple of hundred in the bank and having stopped seeking work until my money runs out, it’s been interesting to watch my own thoughts. Sometimes I want to spend/give away all that money at once, other times … Continue reading

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