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You might have heard the famous story of Daniel Suelo (told in the book The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen) who back in 2000 at the age of 50 quit his nine to five job and started living off the land in Utah’s wilderness.
Well this is another story of this kind – Heidemarie Schwermer from Germany has also turned her back on money 16 years ago. She quit her job as a psychotherapist and has been living happily ever since.
For Heidemarie it had all started with the thought “I can try and live without money for one year”. But she enjoyed it so much that one year turned into 16 years. “I didn’t want to go back to the old life” she says.
She sold her house and everything that wouldn’t fit into her small suitcase she is traveling with and is now living with friends and acquaintances and swapping simple services like baby seating or cleaning for tangible goods.
Her example inspired many people who are now also trying to move towards a life without money. What about you? Do you think you could live without material wealth?