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    Generation Y


    One of the cheapest ways to live comfortable in today's world.

    *comfortably. Too late D:. Okay, Let's see how much it costs for one of the cheapest ways to live. Meaning no rent, no bills, no mortgage, no fuel, no car insurance etc. etc. I don't mean survive though, I mean live with all the amenities we need. Prices will vary of course (but I am searching for the cheapest with good quality) and items, this is just something I think would generally work and you'll get the gist. Unless you want to DIY this is what you'll need.

    Since this unfortunately does not exist:

    we'll have to find another way.

    First of all, you'll need a cheap bike:



    Kawasaki KDX126FS Dual Suspension Bicycle (145 euro).

    + bike accesory set (25.29 euro):



    Now we need a bike trailer for all your shit:



    Croozer Cargo Bike Trailer (139.30)

    Rucksack (other bike bags may be needed, you carry this on your back though):



    Jack Murphy Orient CV90 Rucksack (49.99 euro).

    Then a tent:



    Outwell Birdland Tunnel Tent - 2011 Model (208.99 euro).

    Sleeping bag:



    Outwell Contour Double Sleeping Bag (54.99).

    Portable heater (you could get an optional portable electric blanket too):



    Portable Gas Heater + 4 Pack of Gas (31.60).

    Solar powered laptop charger:



    Powergorilla Portable Laptop Charger (203.25 euro).

    An andoid phone with froyo 2.2 which doesn't drain your credit if you connect with 3G and you can use it as a wireless hotspot (we'll use HTC desire pay as you go as an example):

    (116.90 for HTC desire)


    Knife:



    Swiss champ (72 euros).

    LED torch:



    LED Lenser P17 (74.26).

    Flask:



    Aladdin Challenger 1L Vacuum Flask (25.99 euro).

    Cooking shit (not very knowledgeable in this area):



    Coleman F1 Power Stove (50.00 euro).



    Gelert Billy 3piece Set (79.99, also used for washing clothes).



    Campingaz Camp Bistro Stove (19.99 euro)



    Gelert pair of aluminium camping mess tins (11.99 euro).



    Hi Gear Piknikset (29.99 euro).

    Camping toilet:



    Sanitation Equipment Visa 248 Deluxe Portable Toilet (80.10 euro)

    Camping shower:



    Cabela's Shower Shelter (90.95).

    Now, as for the rest of the electricity....(covered internet, laptop, lights but there's another essential comfort and that's hair straighteners and not just for your hair, more importantly for ironing your clothes, you'll have to find a place to charge it occasionally but that won't be hard. Go to camping sites. This is the only thing you'll need to go for there):



    Deogra Prince Rechargeable Cordless Hair Straightener (56.60).

    Total cost: 1567.17 euro (2,236.51 dollars) and whatever you want to spend on credit and groceries a week/month. Depends completely on the person. In my case I'd spend about 45 including batteries, gas and clothing (+5 euro credit) a week (remember, with the above options there's no freezing, so meat is bought in small amounts). So that's 3907.17 euro for me for one year. Wouldn't you be tempted to become a Courier?



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    Generation Y

    Sounds like a shitload of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themartyparade View Post
    Sounds like a shitload of work.
    It's even more work for a house, naturally. Including work to make money to live in it so that comment is just....silly. It's just a bit of packing and finding the right things.
    Last edited by TreeBob; 06-20-2011 at 08:06 AM.
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    To be honest, it sounds unrealistic, if someone would be hard-pressed to live as cheap as possible, (s)he wouldn't consider buying a led lamp for 74 euro. I would rather invest that money in a BETTER mountain-bike, trust me, it makes a great difference. Especially when you're thinking about moving around with a helmet etc. There also some flaws with the powergorila/laptop/hotstop combo, you can't use 3G without having a subscription, also, Do you really think solar-power is enough to power up a modern laptop? I'd skip the laptop part and use phone-only internet and everything that the phone has to offer.( phones are like mini-computers today)

    Also, the stove thing is ridiculously expensive, if you live in Europe you can buy those things for 10 euro, and they're much bigger too!

    I'd suggest looking for secondhand alternatives, much cheaper and more bang for your buck too. Also, don't forget a cheap katana, you'll never know who you'll find peeking trough your Cabela's Shower Shelter (90.95).

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by TreeBob; 06-20-2011 at 08:06 AM. Reason: Ninja
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    Quote Originally Posted by absent air View Post

    To be honest, it sounds unrealistic, if someone would be hard-pressed to live as cheap as possible, (s)he wouldn't consider buying a led lamp for 74 euro. I would rather invest that money in a BETTER mountain-bike, trust me, it makes a great difference. Especially when you're thinking about moving around with a helmet etc. There also some flaws with the powergorila/laptop/hotstop combo, you can't use 3G without having a subscription, also, Do you really think solar-power is enough to power up a modern laptop? I'd skip the laptop part and use phone-only internet and everything that the phone has to offer.( phones are like mini-computers today)

    Also, the stove thing is ridiculously expensive, if you live in Europe you can buy those things for 10 euro, and they're much bigger too!

    I'd suggest looking for secondhand alternatives, much cheaper and more bang for your buck too. Also, don't forget a cheap katana, you'll never know who you'll find peeking trough your Cabela's Shower Shelter (90.95).

    Hope that helps.
    Yeah, our mobile phones work different over here. I have 3g internet pay as you go, I know hands-on it works. I would also prefer to have a laptop, more memory, bigger screen, better software, easier to write on.

    And yes, that's much smarter with the led and mountain bike, don't know what I was thinking.

    Also, there's an alternative to this plan but you need a motorbike license and more money to implement it but it's much safer and you'll have electricity.

    You get a motorbike with a large engine to carry a teardrop trailer. But there's fuel costs as well. You should still use the toilet and shower. Inside the teardrop (little guy rascal as seen below, easily available too) there's a kitchen, a bed and places for storage.



    And of course the power gorilla works, they wouldn't sell it if it didn't.
    Last edited by TreeBob; 06-20-2011 at 08:07 AM. Reason: Ninja

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    Generation Y


    Quote Originally Posted by Aßbiscuits View Post
    Yeah, our mobile phones work different over here. I have 3g internet pay as you go, I know hands-on it works. I would also prefer to have a laptop, more memory, bigger screen, better software, easier to write on.

    And yes, that's much smarter with the led and mountain bike, don't know what I was thinking.

    Also, there's an alternative to this plan but you need a motorbike license and more money to implement it but it's much safer and you'll have electricity.

    You get a motorbike with a large engine to carry a teardrop trailer. But there's fuel costs as well. You should still use the toilet and shower. Inside the teardrop (little guy rascal as seen below, easily available too) there's a kitchen, a bed and places for storage.



    And of course the power gorilla works, they wouldn't sell it if it didn't.
    I am sure that gorilla-charger works with a laptop, but it would make a stove unwanted xD. But hey, I guess it makes sense, but seriously, I don't think anything big can be put inside that teardrop, it's friggen small..I wouldn't expect too much of it, I'd prefer a big-ass oil-glurping caravan.

    But seriously, if you need advice, it's best to ask these guys, if you can comfortably live in the desert you can do anything.




    EDIT: All hail mommy's basement and cheap crappy rental rooms


    Nice Ninja-work btw @TreeBob, didn't even notice xD
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    Generation Y

    I think you've got it all wrong, let me be of assistance.


















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    Generation Y

    There is one problem with this idea (at least in the United States): the more
    self-sufficient you become, the more the government tries to stop you.
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    Generation Y

    See, the thing is. Have any of you actually lived in a caravan or trailer? For more than a few weeks on holiday? They are horrible. Freezing in winter, sweltering in summer, damp all year round. Same with boats, for those of you thinking to take that up, very much uncomfortable, unless you fork out for a really expensive one, which defeats the whole point of this thread.

    Also, people might be inclined to try driving off with those bikes while you were taking a nap. Not that it crossed my mind or anything, I'm just saying.
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    Generation Y


    Quote Originally Posted by Challenger View Post
    Also, people might be inclined to try driving off with those bikes while you were taking a nap. Not that it crossed my mind or anything, I'm just saying.
    Imagine the situation.


 
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