NuMundo

“NuMundo began in 2013 when 4 passionate nomads bound together to create a platform that would be a transparent and trusted resource for travelers all over the world to find more enriching ways to travel, work, live and learn.”

A website that has opportunities with natural building, permaculture education, and much more.

http://numundo.org/about

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/numundo-a-network-for-the-new-world#/

Salamander Springs Farm -Permaculture in KY!

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http://tinyhousetalk.com/man-builds-second-tiny-home-for-5k/

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Transcending the Bullshit

Warning: Strong language and opinion. Very negative and empowering at the same time. 

 

“I do not blame people for avoiding the truth. The truth would crush most people. Our brains simply haven’t evolved to deal with this type of information.”

 

Life has always been a series of obstacles. At least that is how I view it. But I also view life as a game. You can make good choices and get more points (happiness) in the game or make bad choices and lose the game (depression). Don’t take it too seriously; you die in the end either way.

 Really, for a 23 year old single male, what do you have to lose by trying to improve your life in a non conventional way? Almost nothing, as long as you take some simple precautions to guard your financial assets. AKA common sense. 

 

Section 1 Negative:

Bullshit Obstacles:

  1. Medical system – It’s hard to think of a more bloodsucking (pun intended) establishment than the medical industry. The cost of medical bills for most things is fucking ridiculous and frankly EXTREMELY unethical. 
  2. School – The amount of stupid shit you have to learn is ridiculous. The system is outdated and not mentally or physically healthy. Children are not meant to sit for 8 hour periods. They have too much stress from homework and tests. It blows my fucking mind people think this is an ethical system. (I am talking about the average school not Waldorf school or any unconventional school.) I never was taught how to cook, grow food, or manage finances. Are you fucking kidding me?                 Now on to college. What a fucking scam. People are going into thousands of dollars in debt so they can get a degree that isn’t worth shit in the modern job market. Half the degrees in college are fucking unnecessary. Most of the rest of the degrees should only take two years of classes to complete but instead the greedy assholes at the college would prefer you waste another two years taking mandatory courses like “humanities.”
  3. Work – It’s no secret; the job opportunities in the US have gone down the toilet. I don’t even want to talk about the working conditions and bullshit treatment most workers have to put up with. Nowadays you need a bachelor’s degree for a job that pays $11/hr. This is just the beginning stages of a fatally sick economy. Capitalism in it’s current decrepit, wasteful, and idiotic form will NOT survive into the future. 
  4. People – Yes the world has a lot of nice people in it. It’s equally true there are a lot of psychopathic and mentally ill people that will fuck up your life without batting an eye. Besides immediate family and extremely close friends, I have found people will let you down 70% of the time. An astonishing number of people will lie to your face and/or stab you in the back for no justifiable reason. It took me 23 years to figure this out.                            There are 7 billion people in the world. Somehow, people think it’s a good idea to have children and contribute more people to the already overtaxed planet. Well, it’s going to be a fun future for the masses isn’t it?         
  5. Naysayers- This type of person goes out of their way to tell you that you are incapable of doing something, or that only “professionals” or “experts” can grow food, build a cabin, produce quality furniture, live off the grid etc. Ignore these idiots for the most part.
  6. Doubters – This type of person doubts your capabilities and makes you second guess yourself. Ignore these people unless they have something positive to contribute, or bring up valid concerns.  
  7. Assholes – There are too many types of assholes to list. Watch out for low quality people. They will drag you down with them if you are not careful. It’s best to stay far away from them. Don’t assume you know someone in the first 3 months of meeting them. People show their true colors when faced with stressful situations. If they turn into extreme assholes when under stress, DO NOT ASSOCIATE with them. Keep in mind there is a difference between being grumpy/depressed and being an extreme asshole.                        People are very unpredictable creatures for the most part. Proceed with caution. Keep only high quality individuals as your friends.
  8. Government Red Tape- Government regulations for living unconventionally will make it harder to achieve your goals. But you can still achieve them. For instance they may require you to build a septic system if you go off grid. They may not allow compost toilets even though they are very eco friendly. The regulations can cost you thousands of dollars to comply with. Thankfully a lot of government officials are becoming more ecologically minded. (Not all regulations are bad)
  9. Paperwork/Bureaucratic rituals/Taxes – Paperwork for the most part is a pain in the ass and feels like a waste of time. Our taxes mostly go towards funding the military which fights bloody wars with no ethical backing. Oh well.
  10. 30 year mortgage – A lot of homeowners GIVE $100,000  or more in interest to the banks over 30 years.  What a fucking scam it is for people to slave away for 30 years just to afford shelter.
  11. Food dependency – Not knowing or having land to grow food makes you a slave to the system, DUDE.

 

Section 2 Positive:

Gee, what a bunch of fun problems to deal with. These problems are mostly created by the industrial cesspool that has been brewing for the last 115 years. A cesspool, where money is the God that controls everyone’s lives.

My solution to these obstacles is a simple one. Remove yourself from mainstream society as much as possible. Go off grid. You can still supply sustainable goods to the masses and maintain some relationships. So it’s really a win win situation.

You could also stay in mainstream society and attempt to change it from within like Pam Warhurst, Ron Finley, or Toby Hemenway. This can work if you have exceptional intellect, compassion, motivation, energy, and/or people skills. You will still have to pay the high price for living in the city. If you choose this route, I wish you luck. It will be a far more challenging life than living off the grid. If you do not have the right skills you will be consumed by the rat race just like the common 9 to 5er. 

Living off the grid transcends most of the bullshit by:

  1. Improved health
  2. Less financial dependence on dickhead employers
  3. Filtering the assholes out of your life
  4. Bypassing a 30 years mortgage
  5. Being more sustainable
  6. Having more freedom

Transcend the rest of the bullshit by:

  1. Meditation
  2. Adequate amounts of money
  3. Having a lovely soul mate
  4. Not taking life too seriously

 

Conclusion:

The main limiting factor for going off grid is money. Save every fucking penny available. While you’re doing that educate yourself on building, gardening, and the self sufficient lifestyle. Self sufficiency skills can be easily learned by anyone with half a brain. Money is the limiting factor. Once you have the money, buy the land and live the dream.

Namaste.

 

 

 

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Favorite Quotes, Phrases, and Words

Quotes:

  1. “Better to be well done than perfectly unfinished.”
  2. “In order to have a positive life, you need a positive mind.”
  3. Sanskrit text written in about 1500BC :       “Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel and our shelter and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it.”

 

Words:

  1. Streamlined
  2. Seamless
  3. Immaculate
  4. Fallacy
  5. Unethical
  6. Conservation
  7. Mindful
  8. Compassion
  9. Transcend 
  10. Biosphere
  11. Ecological
  12. Sustainable
  13. Farce
  14. pompous 
  15. pretentious 
  16. Pragmatic
  17. Elixir
  18. Facade
  19. Conformist
  20. Tribalism
  21. Collaboration
  22. Mediocre
  23. Individual
  24. Paradigm
  25. Generic
  26. Bland
  27. Existential
  28. Adhesion
  29. Cohesion
  30. Capillary action
  31. Phenology
  32. Phenotype
  33. Tyrant
  34. Draconian
  35. Fascism
  36. Fascist
  37. Fickle
  38. Superstitious
  39. Ominous
  40. Lip service
  41. Serf
  42. Peasant
  43. Villein
  44. Trivial
  45. Hairsplitting
  46. Corporatism
  47. Imperialism
  48. Colonialism
  49. Exploitation 
  50. Quack
  51. Disingenuous 
  52. Disenchanted
  53. Mannerism
  54. Serendipitous
  55. Inter-connected
  56. Vivacious
  57. Speculation
  58. Myopic
  59. Prominent
  60. Lush
  61. Succulent
  62. Divine
  63. Zealot
  64. Endeavor
  65. Trite
  66. Impression
  67. Awe-struck
  68. Awe-inspiring
  69. Smitten
  70. Cliche
  71. Superfluous
  72. Senseless
  73. Rash
  74. Aggressive
  75. Lonely
  76. Patronize
  77. Condescending
  78. Naive
  79. Gullible
  80. Kind 
  81. Mean
  82. Wise
  83. Facetious
  84. Ample
  85. Voluptuous
  86. Indulgent
  87. Gluttonous
  88. Vulnerable
  89. Intellect
  90. Careless 
  91. Freedom
  92. Love
  93. Prolific
  94. Persistent
  95. Meaningful
  96. Rewarding
  97. Fulfilling
  98. Efficient
  99. Vibrant
  100. Vigorous
  101. Hodgepodge
  102. Mosaic
  103. Fruitful
  104. Assortment

    Variety

    Novelty

    Compelled

    Misnomer

    Pragmatic

    Concise

    Inspirational

    Bureaucracy

    Social engineering

    Affinity

    Eternal

    Infinite

    Rhetoric

    Fluctuations

    RESILIANCY

    Enticing

    Ruthless

    Vicious

    Adventure

    Angelic

    Delusion

    Resources

    Intellectual firepower

    Affinity

    Compelled

    Novelty

    Seamless

    Segway

    Transition

    Disingenuous

    Exercise in futility

    In your best interest

     

    Swindling whore

     

    Synonymous – (of a word or phrase) having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language.

     

    Seamless- smooth and continuous, with no apparent gaps or spaces between one part and the next.

     

    Ubiquitous- present, appearing, or found everywhere.

    Ambiguous

    (of language) open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning.

    “the question is rather ambiguous”

     

    unclear or inexact because a choice between alternatives has not been made.

    “this whole society is morally ambiguous”

    lacking clearness or definiteness; obscure; indistinct: vague

    Didactic inclined to teach or lecture others too much:

    Ethereal

    light, airy, or tenuous:

    an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.

    2.

    extremely delicate or refined:

    ethereal beauty.

    3.

    heavenly or celestial:

    gone to his ethereal home.

    innate

    not established by conditioning or learning

     

    insidious

    working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

     

     

    tedious

    marked by tedium; long and tiresome:

     

    frivolous

     

    characterized by lack of seriousness or sense:

    frivolous conduct.

    2.

    self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any seriouspurpose.

    3.

    (of a person) given to trifling or undue levity:

    a frivolous, empty-headed person.

    4.

    of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of seriousnotice:

     

     

     

     

     

    Capillary action

     

    Adhesion

     

    Cohesion

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Top 10 Income Avenues

“Put yourself out there–whether it be through art, music, writing–the only failure is if you don’t do anything. There’s truly nothing to lose by trying.”

“You can do it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. It’s possible. It’s right there in front of you.”

  1. Airbnb.com   —– $300*6=   $1,800
  2. Vegetable and fruit produce   —- $1,000*6 = $6,000           ($3/lb * 333 lbs= $1,000) (could sell summer/fall veggies in a CSA $500/person times 50 ppl, and make $25,000 )
  3. Permaculture consultation work —-  $3,000     ($15/hr*200 hr = $3,000)
  4. Book writing —- $3,000    (2 books= $1500 each)
  5.  Tree nursery —– $3,000   ($30 trees x 100 = $3,000)
  6. Photography —- $100 per one hour session— Holidays/graduations/marriages 
  7. Lumber/woodworking —- $2,000 (10–$200 tables)
  8. Flower crop —- $2,000
  9. Compost — $1,000
  10. Honey —- $500

Total = $22,500

Even if I make half that’s 11,250*.8=  $9,000

That’s $750 a month

Other ideas:

  1. Permaculture videos
  2. Hosting events
  3. Educational workshops
  4. Dog kennel
  5. Organic Soaps and cleaning products
  6. Yoga class
  7. Life coach
  8. Sell livestock
  9. Freelance writer/blogger

 

 

much tasty, very yums

Helpful links:

http://www.getpaidtowriteforblogs.com/

https://www.offgridworld.com/how-to-make-a-living-while-living-off-the-grid/

http://www.digitalnomadempire.com/nomad-checklist/

http://work.chron.com/much-would-typical-photographer-make-3303.html

http://photographyconcentrate.com/infographic-36-ways-to-make-money-as-a-photographer/

http://improvephotography.com/1900/14-ways-to-make-more-money-as-a-portrait-photographer/

http://www.unconventionalparents.com/

http://www.frugalwoods.com/category/frugal-hound-sniffs/

http://www.frugalwoods.com/2016/04/29/why-and-how-i-became-a-work-at-home-mom/

https://www.offgridworld.com/17-ways-to-make-money-while-living-off-grid/

http://backyardnursery.freeforums.net/