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Which means many issues that are troubling me today won't be there.

There'll be other issues, for sure.

My best case scenario includes having "room swadeshi", which means I have all the stuff I need in 1 m³. That 1 m³ includes bed and toilet and light and stove and water filter and foldable solar panel for the netpc. Books fill up a huge portable disk, tho' of course there's a backup on the cloud. (And no, I'm not talking Iceland here.)

I don't grow my own food, but I help people who do, and I have information on how to do it, just in case, with a few months of packed-with-joy experience under my belt.

I have a backpack for weekends, emergencies and just good old plain feel-good.

And most of all I meet local people to do real stuff with farms (a la http://www.openfarmtech.org/weblog), factories (a la http://harkopen.com/hackerspaces), music and general creativity (serious and fun).

I'm not sure I've left my old job behind, but it has changed substantially. The routine parts can be done by others, with videos showing the how-tos in the hard-disk. Much can be done from home, and in fact I visit the office space once a week, for face to face meetings.

It's been a long time since I took a plane, and boats are still not catching up cos of the financial crisis. http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2008/06/ocean-liners.html

I move around in an arduino-controlled tribike, which is light and inexpensive. Part pedal, part battery.

I finished getting rid of a big chunk of old stuff only 5 years ago, and I've been doing, oh, I don't know. :-)

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Comment by Turil Cronburg on April 17, 2010 at 10:49pm
This was me and my "stuff" when I was homeless. The front bin was my "bedroom" and the back bin was my "kitchen". I think I was probably the only homeless person in the world who traveled around with a fancy nutmeg grater and antique glass citrus juicer... :-)

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