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My family and I have been using an alternative currency for a couple of years, now.
Our house is in the middle of a very large property, in fact we own a wood. As you can imagine, the trees need to be taken care of, in the sense that they often need to be cut when their branches enter a neighbour's property or when they fall.
The person willing to this work for us is a local farmer. He has a very old boiler, that does not function with gas, but only with coal and, preferably, wood. So he does not ask for money as an exchange for cutting trees, but he simply requests the wood he cuts, so that he can take it home to burn to heat up his house. This does not only happen during the winter, but during the wh*** year. In fact, the wood that the farmer manages to collect during the summer is stored so that it can be used when needed.

Here are a couple of photos:

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Comment by Bongumusa on April 4, 2010 at 1:48pm
It will never happened in reall life. You are dreaming my friend. I do't really understand how it relates. No facts. No ideas how? It lives me with too many questions. I don't reall get your point.
Comment by Wintermute on April 4, 2010 at 3:26pm
Hey Giuseppe ignore ^ that. I think Bongumusa is thinking that you are suggesting this proposal as a way for others to use wood as money, but really you are just explaining how your family has established a symbiotic relationship with this local farmer. Very cool. Very astute of you to understand the relationship and see how it applies to this weeks challenge. Beautiful second photo.

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Comment by MichalHuller on April 5, 2010 at 7:00am
Giovanni, It's wonderful to have your own wood....
and this sound a good barter for neighbors.
For the same problem of branches enter other property, I have a real problem:
In our yard there are several trees near the border, and the neighbor cut the branches entering his space, now, the trees feel uncomfortable, and turn little bit around, and then they cut again, and there are almost no branches at all.
Do you have any suggestion?
They're not very friendly. as you can see....
Comment by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on April 5, 2010 at 1:39pm
For Bongumusa: The task was to make a real economic transaction this week by using an alternative currency rather than money. It did not ask to come up with a method of exchange that can be applied in the wh*** world. By the way, what do you mean with real life? In my opinion this was quite real.

For Wintermute: You got the point spot on. Thanks for your support!

For MichalHuller: Your neighbor really isn't friendly. I am afraid that the only thing you can do is to speak to him, trying to find a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, technically speaking, your neighbor is legally right, and can cut the branches if they enter his property. The best suggestion I can give you right now is to find someone who knows how to deal with plants and trees, so that you can cut the branches without making the plant suffer too much.
Comment by MichalHuller on April 5, 2010 at 3:36pm
Thanks Giuseppe!
Comment by Comelia Tang on April 9, 2010 at 11:32am
Very interesting. Thank you for sharing!


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