No matter how great you think you are at minimalizing, sticking to a tight budget and formulating clever ways to suppress costs, this guy Suelo has got you beat.
The man has been living in a Utah cave for nearly 10 years, neither taking in nor spending a dime. He makes John Rambo look like an extravagant city-boy by comparison. He may be technically homeless (unless you count his literal man-cave as a residence), a scavenger (he Dumpster-dives for butter), a mooch (he takes food from pals), but he’s still living the dream.
Details magazine profiles the man, a college graduate who has held several jobs and lived in a Buddhist monastery. Suelo’s self-imposed simple life seems natural to him:
Suelo is 48, and he doesn’t exactly have a 401(k). “I’ll do what creatures have been doing for millions of years for retirement,” he says. “Why is it sad that I die in the canyon and not in the geriatric ward well-insured? I have great faith in the power of natural selection. And one day, I will be selected out.”
Suelo’s self-sufficiency skills are admirable. If the apocalypse ever comes, he’ll be one-up on just about everyone.
Could You Survive Without Money? Meet The Guy Who Does [Details, via Boston Gal’s Open Wallet]
(Photo: Mark Heithoff)