It may be thirty years old, but Dolly Freed's book offers some great insights into living without almost any money at all.

It may be thirty years old, but Dolly Freed's book Possum Living offers some great insights into living without an income off almost no money at all. Detailing the five-year period Dawn Freed – then eighteen, and her father lived off their half-acre plot of land in suburban Pennsylvania; the pair spent a mere US$1500 a year, earned performing odd jobs around the neighbourhood. Choosing instead to grow their own produce and hunt or raise their own meat, Dolly believes that a respectable middle-class lifestyle is attainable without the hard work;

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