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After finding himself without a home, LaMar Alexander moved onto inherited land and built a 400-square-foot cabin in two weeks for $2,000.

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The author, LaMar Alexander, designed and built his own tiny cabin. He salvaged his front door from a nearby abandoned house. Photo by LaMar Alexander
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I built my cabin about 15 years ago after a divorce and sudden illness left me homeless and broke. I had inherited a small piece of land from my family’s old homestead, and I set up camp on my property with an old camp trailer and truck. Working part-time while I cleared the land, I was able to save up $2,000 and designed a 14-by-14-foot cabin that I felt I could build by myself and that would function for my needs.

With the full loft upstairs, it has almost 400 square feet of living space. The ceiling height in the main floor and loft is 7 feet, so an average adult can stand comfortably.

The cabin structure is made out of mostly new materials and the walls are 2-by-4-foot lumber, while the floor and roof is 2-by-6-foot lumber. It has a tarpaper wind and water barrier and is fully insulated, with an insulation rating of R-13 in the walls and R-19 in the floor and roof. When possible I bought blemished boards and asked for a bulk discount from suppliers.

To keep costs down, I used recycled, double pane, Low-E glass windows and steel insulated doors that I salvaged from an abandoned house that was being demolished.

For cabin trim and a porch, I used log supports and rough-cut lumber from our local lumber mill and recycled cedar fence boards for the cabin’s interior trim.

After the cabin was built I salvaged all of the appliances and other items from my old camp trailer: sink, stove, fridge, lights, water pump, propane tanks, shower, and lots of wiring and plumbing. Because they are smaller they fit the cabin perfectly and so did not cost anything.

I had a small solar electric system for the camper, so that went in the cabin. As I had the money, I expanded it and then added a small 400-watt Air X wind turbine. My present system produces about 580 watts of solar energy and 400 watts of wind energy. I heat and cook with propane on a small woodstove. I have plenty of power for my laptop, lights, TVs, electric fridge, freezer, and miscellaneous gadgets.

I designed a solar composting toilet. The portable toilet is emptied into the solar composter once a week and does not require any compost pile; it evaporates off the liquid and the extra heat helps break down the compost very quickly.

I direct greywater from the shower to a French drain where it keeps the grass and shrubs watered. I capture sink water and send it to the solar composter tank or use it on fruit trees and shrubs.

I hand-drilled an agriculture well and I am half-owner of a 300-foot free-flowing well on my brother’s property. I refill a 25-gallon RV-style water tank under the sink from a hose and the entire cabin is set up much like a self-contained RV.

It took me two weeks to build the cabin structure by myself and the cost was just under $2,000, not counting recycled materials or the solar and wind power system.

I have no house payments and no monthly utility bills, and I grow a garden, raise rabbits and chickens, and enjoy my outdoor hobbies. Having no bills allowed me to start a small local business and an online business that are thriving, and I have been able to help my son, become sustainable and save for my retirement.

To help others who are looking for simple living and homesteading ideas, I set up a website to share my adventures and missteps at Simple Solar Homesteading.

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Enjoy 1821 Free Documentaries To Expand Your Mind! (#1 Staff Picks)

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Moneyless Living! (Is Collaborative Consumption Changing the World?) #1 Staff Pick

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Category: education, free resources, videos
Date: December 24, 2014
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How to Trade, Barter & Sell on Craigslist!

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Category: education, free resources, site-map, videos, Wow!
Date: April 20, 2014
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How to Barter Successfully!

Bartering is sweeping the world! Why pay cash when you can barter up! Learn how to Barter for Everything!

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Date: April 19, 2014
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Unschooling is the Future!

Free Your Mind is 100% for ‘Unschooling’!  Teach your kids the truth, allow them to explore the world. No need for competition, grades or learning through shame.  Let them learn and experience a skill they love — that will empower them to create abundance from their heart. Checkout Unschooling.com

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Category: communities, free resources, videos & news
Date: April 16, 2014
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7 Reasons to Get the HELL off of Money and End Poverty, Wars & Corruption!


1991_175241079344176_1207880327_nRon Chapmen wrote, “Well, we are told that money is a needed societal tool for exchange of goods and services but it isn’t. It is actually a socially engineered mechanism for enslavement. Humans have been programmed from cradle to grave to equate money with personal identity and self worth. It isn’t. So, that social engineering must be reversed.

 

1. Globally, hundreds of millions of people are without shelter. We think safe shelter is a human right and must be free or easily affordable for all.  Solution: Free Your Mind has started a global movement that creates (Open Source) Free or Discounted Shelter with Edible Gardens. More…


2. Billions of people are starving globally. Everyday, over 100 million Americans don’t get enough healthy food to eat. Solution: Everyone should grow organic food for pennies. We can literally change our health in 5 days or less… that’s how long it takes to grow nutritious foods (Sprouts, wheat grass, etc.). For as little as $2 dollars you can grow 250 carrots. For $20 dollars grow hundreds of sweet potatoes and other veggies.  More information…


3. Billions of people around the world are being mis-educated with false information. Solution: Get rid of traditional education/schools. Create small un-schooling home based classes and self-educate our children the truth of our history, sciences and skills. Get rid of false and harmful religions and outdated beliefs. Unschooled children do better than kids in traditional schools. Read more…


4. Everyone is controlled by big business and a corrupt governments. Our environment is being destroyed, wars are created, and everyone suffers because of the mis-allocation of money and goods.  Solution: Stop using banks. Only buy from local ethical businesses. Stop buying plastic and harmful products. Support local businesses. Think about the environment and animals when you buy products or services. Only buy fair trade products. Learn how to trade, exchange and barter for 80% off your goods and resources. Stop voting and simply walk away from our outdated current  system. Politicians and big business that don’t have our best interest at heart. What if money didn’t exist… read more…

 

5. 47 Million plus people are unemployed in America. Billions of people worldwide are enslaved and living in poverty so Americans can have cheap goods. Solution: Everyone should be taught a relevant trade/skill they love. Take your skill and start a cash based business that trades, barters and accepts cash gifts–that means no more taxes. Immediately, stop supporting any company that enslaves people and hurts the environment. Just STOP! For More information…

 

6. Hundreds of millions of people die from preventable illnesses. Solution: 1. Everyone must grow organic food everywhere and give it away for FREE–this alone would prevent 80% of diseases. 2. Dink fresh rainwater. 3. Create non-toxic homes and land. This means no more pesticides, eating foods with chemicals, fire your doctor and only use holistic doctors who will heal you with healthy foods. 4. Immediately, stop buying anything that hurts the earth or humans. 80% of the goods in Walmart are made from oppressed and enslaved people. Just stop shopping at big box stores. Only buy locally owned stores that employ people locally.

 

7. The media & banks are the two most harmful industries on earth! Solution: Get rid of your TV, credit cards and bank accounts. Simply Opt-Out of the Matrix.  You’re tracked, controlled and oppressed with credit, consumerism, media and the list is endless… Just walk away and get off the grid.

 

Greed & Ego is destroying the planet. Collectively, we can change the world with a few simple changes.

Now, you’re FREE!

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Category: ebooks, education, free resources
Date: March 16, 2014
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How to Live for Free in 5 Simple Steps!

Are you traveling, saving up, or just simply low on money? Well, this article will benefit you to successfully live comfortably when low on, or have no, money.

By the way, this is mainly designed for people who are alone, but some of it could work for families.

Steps 1

Free Food

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Look for ways to get food for free.

 

Free Food Map! (You’ll love this!)

 

Free Food Pantry Map! (Too cool!) Food Pantries. There should be a local food pantry in your area. People say, “Oh, the food must be like really gross”, but actually it isn’t. It’s just normal yummy food you would buy. The bread may be day old, but it’s free. And you’re not looked down upon or anything either.

 

Whole Foods. Whole Foods has a free food thing, where their surplus goods are given away for free or reduced price.Coupons. There are some places that give away free food coupons. Look in your Sunday Paper or online.

 

Food Courts. Located in malls and other places. It may take some guts but ask a customer whether they may want to eat that last piece of chicken.

 

Step Two.

Find free shelter.

 

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Here are many ways to get free shelter. And not bad shelter either.

House sitting. There are many homeowners looking for house sitters for their property. Keep in mind they want trustworthy people looking after their house, and won’t let just anyone house sit.

 

Roommate bartering. You could barter your cooking, or housework etc. for free or reduced rent in an apartment. 

 

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Apartment managing. By being the manager of an apartment, (looking after it, making sure everything is okay, not an easy job), you may get free or reduced rent.

House sharing. “Several cities nationwide offer non-profit home-sharing programs that match tenants with elderly homeowners who have a spare room but need a little extra cash, say, to cover rising property taxes or to help pay the mortgage after a spouse dies. Such programs are usually coordinated through local senior centers or the National Shared Housing Resource Center.”Couch surfing.

Couch surfing is a great way to get around the world, by contacting people on specifically http://couchsurfing.com , where people with “couches”, will let you stay. There are many “couches” to choose from, over 100,000 in the U.S. alone.

 

Become Generous! Post ads on Backpage and Craigslist and offer free childcare, housekeeping, cooking, as a friend and you’ll never be homeless or worry about money. Build a good Facebook page and offer a background check with Beenverified.com. 

 

Emergency Shelter (Bus stations, Airports, Walmart, large hotels) Go to these places at night and rest. Libraries are good during the day.

 

Step 3

Find free clothing.

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Freecycle | Simply exchange free stuff.

 

Craigslist.com & Backpage.com | Go to Free Stuff and Barter Section and go wild!

Dress for Success | Do you need a suit?

 

Step 4

Hygiene.

 
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YMCA. The YMCA has free showers and other activities.

 

Laundromat. You could either beg or look for quarters or money on the street, or just ask people if they would let you put in your load with theirs. It’s no extra cost to them. A lot of people might say no, but someone has to say yes.

 

Gas stations & Movie Theaters | Go wash up! 

 

The Mall and Supermarkets | Get clean and apply for a job! 

 

Most parks have public bathrooms.

 

Libraries and Colleges

The beach. If you live on the coast or have a swimming area nearby, you’ll probably find a lot of beaches that have showers near them.

 

Step 5.

Need Emergency Cash? 

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Gas Stations. (Go to any gas station and offer to pump gas for tips.)

 

Supermarkets (Offer to take bags to cars. Post free ads and offer to do someone shopping for $10)

 

Friends, family and neighbors (Call or go door to door and ask people if they need some help today. Only accept donations)

 

Construction companies and jobs. (Go to Backpage.com and Craigslist.com and go to construction section and call and see if they need help for free housing, free food or a donation.) 

 

Free Childcare or Family Helper. (Go to Backpage.com and Craigslist.com and post for free or donation based services.)  Need 400 more suggestions? Get our book, Never Look for a Job, AGAIN!

 

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Also, keep your spirits up and expect the best… this to shall pass. Listen to positive videos at the Library, exercise, sit in the sun and do daily meditation.  

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Date: March 16, 2014
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Stop Paying Taxes! (Why 67 Million Americans don’t Pay Taxes?) #1 Staff Pick

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Date: March 5, 2014
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The Best Video on Manifesting Money! (#1 Staff Pick) Stewart Wilde

The Free Your Mind Staff simply loves this video... it’s clear and to the point! Over 400,000 people have viewed this video on Youtube. What do you think? Leave a comment below.

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Category: free resources, tools, videos & news
Date: March 1, 2014
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How to Succeed by Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, director, playwright, entrepreneur, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter.  Currently, Tyler Perry is the highest paid man in entertainment. Our cool staff loves everything Tyler Perry, why not learn from the best! Please listen to this free video and learn how to become more successful and fulfilled as a human being.

 

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Category: free resources, videos & news
Date: February 25, 2014
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Jotform! (#1 Staff Pick) An Amazing Free Tool for All Business!

Free Your Mind is over a decade old and reach millions of conscious people globally. We found JotForm five years ago and have never looked back! We love love love this company!

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We tried many of the most popular form websites and jotform is by far the best one we found. It takes minutes to setup a cool professional form for your site or blog. The navigation is simple, it has everything a lot of others do not have and it has great pricing. Plus they give you 100 free monthly submissions to try it out! You won’t find anything better. This review is approved by Free Your Mind…  visit: jotform.com

 

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Category: free resources
Date: February 24, 2014
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Richard Branson’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

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Date: February 7, 2014
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How to use Bitcoin and walk away from Banks! (Anyone can use Bitcoin for Free!) 100,000 Plus Views

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1. No fees to send tons of money worldwide. (Western Union charges $5 to $50 in fees.)

2. Anyone can send and receive money worldwide for free.

3. Not controlled or regulated by the government or banks.

4. Bitcoin increases in value like gold… use like a private bank.

5. You don’t need credit, credit card, ID or citizenship  to send or receive money. 

6. Bitcoin is like a new currency that isn’t taxed, etc.

7. Goodbye: banks, paypal, Western Union, credit cards and fees.

8. Bitcoin can’t be frozen or stolen like Paypal, bank accounts. Receive or send money anonymously. FYM is transitioning to Bitcoin.

9. Make a good income teaching people how to use Bitcoin!

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Bitcoin is easy to use. 1. Setup a wallet. Only get your bank account verified if you’re opening up a Bitcoin Merchant account–other wise skip that step. 2. Fund the wallet with cash, credit card, debit card or bank transfer. (Bank transfer takes 5 days.) 3. Send or Receive money globally. Buy almost anything globally. 4. Use Bitcoin for everything. Many big companies use Bitcoin. Enjoy the tutorial below and we recommend Basecoin.com, Localbitcoin.com & Coindesk.com(Leo is a serious off the grid guy and swears by Bitcoin as the future of currency.)

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Category: ebooks, education, free resources, jobs, off the grid jobs, videos & news
Date: January 1, 2014
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Step one, join the Free Housing & Free Organic Food Movement. Step two, learn about Vegetarianism for free. Step three, never pay for poison food again and heal yourself.

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Date: September 29, 2013
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Date: August 8, 2013
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Tuition-Free Online University (#1 Staff Pick!)

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University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, degree-granting online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.
Founded in 2009 by educational entrepreneur Shai Reshef, UoPeople is affiliated with the United Nations GAID, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Yale Law School ISP. UoPeople has signed collaborative partnership agreements with New York University (NYU) to accept students; Microsoft for scholarships, internships and mentoring and with Hewlett-Packard (HP), through the Catalyst Initiative, to provide student internship opportunities. UoPeople offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration and Computer Science. To date, more than 1500 students from 141 countries have been admitted. Of students polled consecutively each term, 95% would recommend UoPeople to a peer.

Living off the Grids staff makes predictions all the time! We predict globally–that higher education will be free in five to seven years. As of 2011, University of the People has educated over 1500 students and growing.  A good education is a human right!

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Category: education, free resources, free tools, visionaries
Date: July 6, 2013
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The Illusion of Choice by Seth Godin

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Sometimes, it seems like all we do is make decisions.

Most of those decisions, though, are merely window dressing. This color couch vs. that one? Ketchup or Mayo? This famous college vs. that one? This nice restaurant vs. that one? This logo vs. that one?

Genuine choice involves whole new categories, or “none of the above.” Genuine choice is difficult to embrace, because it puts so many options and so many assumptions on the table with it.

There’s nothing wrong with avoiding significant choices most of the time. Life (and an organization) is difficult to manage if everything is at stake, all the time.

The trap is believing that the superficial choices are the essential part of our work. They’re not. They’re mostly an easy way to avoid the much more frightening job of changing everything when it matters.

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Category: education, free resources, Wow!
Date: May 27, 2013
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Date: May 26, 2013
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Free Nationwide Health care! (#1 Staff Pick)

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Date: April 22, 2013
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Living Without Money! (#1 Staff Pick)

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Date: April 12, 2013
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25 Cheapest Places to Live in the World!

 

When the words cheap and inexpensive are thrown around, people may be a bit skeptical as to what they are applied to. You know what they say – “you get what you pay for”. While this is normally a justified position, price does not necessarily imply quality. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a place to live.  There are a great number of variables that goes into calculating the value of a place;  from a city’s policies to a city’s urban design.  These variables make delineating value from a city a little complex.  However, thanks to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit report, there is a list available ranking the top 25 of the world’s cheapest places to live.  Now the question is, would you live in any of these places?
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Kiev, Ukraine

 

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As Eastern Europe’s crucial center for industrial, educational, scientific and cultural development; Kiev boasts of a diverse means of economic sustenance since it doesn’t depend on just one industry. Although it is a middle income city and poverty is evident in other parts of the country; Kiev virtually has nonexistent slums which is pretty good for such an inexpensive place to live.

 

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Bogota, Colombia

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Bogotá is the most populous city in Colombia with 7,363,782 inhabitants as of 2010. Because of its numerous universities and libraries, Bogota became known as “The Athens of South America”. Other than that, it is also one of Latin America’s industrial centers. Because of it’s successful fight against its crime riddled image in the 90′s, multinational companies have built their regional operations here over the years.
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Santiago, Chile

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Formally called Santiago de Chile, this is the industrial and financial seat of the country. It is located in the country’s central valley at an elevation of 520 m (1,706.04 ft) above mean sea level.  Founded in 1541, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. Moreover, because of its steady economic growth over the past few decades, Santiago has been transformed into a modern metropolis. Consequently, Santiago  is now home to theater and restaurant scenes; extensive suburban developments; shopping centers; and a rising skyline which includes the tallest building in Latin America; the Gran Torre Santiago.

 

22

Johannesburg, South Africa

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One of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas in the world, Joeys as it is sometimes called is a huge source for the gold and diamond trade, and is one of the world’s leading financial centers. Strangely enough, however, the cost of living is relatively low compared to other similar cities.

 

21

Mexico City, Mexico

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Ciudad de Mexico or Mexico D.F.is a federal entity and not part of the 31 Mexican states belonging to the federation. Over time, this important financial center has evolved from a colonial territory of the Spanish empire to an independent and world class city. It still maintains it’s low cost of living, however, and if you can get past the crowds and smog you may find your wallet is a bit heavier here.

 

20

Vilnius, Lithuania

 

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Located in the southeast of Lithuania, Vilnius is the capital city and  is one of the European capitals of culture with a population of  535,091. Vilnius is considered a Gamma global city and it’s known for its old town beautiful architecture.  Also, solar and laser technology manufacturing centers have set up shop here and in spite of its relatively low cost of living it is still an economically competitive city.

 

19

Lima, Peru

 

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Formerly known as Ciudad de los Reyes, Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is home to one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the world, the National University of San Marcos which was founded on May 12, 1551. The city leads in the economic development of the country due to the readily available and quality workforce and cheap infrastructure.

 

18

Nairobi, Kenya

 

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The Green City in the Sun is the capital of Kenya and has the highest population in the country at 3 million. One specific area within the city called Upper Hill has become promising because of the inexpensive costs of land and cheap maintenance which has attracted international investors and other businesses.

 

17

Cairo, Egypt

 

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Commonly referred to as Masr by the locals, Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world and Africa. Monikered “The City of a Thousand Minarets” with the prevalence of Islamic architecture, its metropolitan area is the 16th largest in the world.

 

16

Sofia, Bulgaria

 

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Situated at the foot of Mount Vitosha, Sofia is the economic center of Bulgaria. It was declared the capital in 1879 and is the fifth largest city in the entire European Union. This beta city experienced a decline in its apartment prices in 2009 by 26% as opposed to the 30% increase the year before.

 

15

Quito, Ecuador

 

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Formally known as San Fransisco de Quito, it is home to a popular historic district. With a laid back pace you get a lot of bang for your buck here and Quito has become a popular retirement destination as a result.

 

14

Tunis, Tunisia

 

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The heart of the Tunisian economy, this city is both the capital of the Tunisian Republic and the Tunis Governorate. Despite attracting foreign investors, poverty and unemployment is rampant especially in the urban areas.

 

13

Manila, Philippines

 

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Historically known as Gintô (gold) by neighboring settlements and later on officially named the Kingdom of Maynila, it has since then become one of sixteen cities to constitute the national capital region. Tourism and business process outsourcing (BPO) are just two of the economic boosters of the city.

 

12

Muscat, Oman

 

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A chief trading port in the east and west, the capital of Oman is home to an multi-ethnic society engaged in trading, petroleum, and porting. Over the years, Muscat has experienced promising economic growth.

 

11

Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

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With 400,000 rickshaws being pulled around its streets everyday, this megacity is the Rickshaw Capital of the World. Not only that, it is also called the City of Mosques owing to a population that is roughly 90% Muslim.

 

10

Tehran, Iran

 

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Originally called Ray, this city is Iran’s 32nd national capital and has been that way for 220 years. Home to the sixth tallest tower in the world, the Milad tower, it is among the largest cities in Western Asia. The average price for a 1 kilogram loaf of bread was roughly  $0.26.

 

9

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 

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The gateway to two of the holiest places of Islam, Mecca and Medina, this Gamma World city is one of Saudi Arabia’s main resort cities and the second largest city next to Riyadh. Gassing up with unleaded petrol won’t hurt your pockets much, being among the 10 cheapest places to live, the average price of a liter of unleaded petrol in Jeddah is unbelievably low at $0.13.

 

8

Panama City, Panama

 

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This beta world city is situated at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, and has been labeled one of the seven wonders of the modern world. From a large belt of tropical rainforests to luxurious hotels, this city is one of the top 5 retirement places in the world.

 

7

Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

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Kolamba or harbor in early Sinhalese is the origin of this city’s name. As a harbor that was already popular to international traders since 2,000 years ago, it became the capital when Sri Lanka was turned over to the British empire in 1815 and even until it gained its independence in 1978.

 

6

Bucharest, Romania

 

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The European Union’s 10th largest city by population has been sometimes called “Little Paris” and it became the capital of Romania in 1862. For wine lovers, the average price per bottle is $3.77.

 

5

Algiers, Algeria

 

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Famous for its white buildings glimmering in the sun, Algers la Blanche, used to have the 50th highest cost of living in the world in 2007. Now, for a little over a quarter, you can already buy 1 liter of unleaded petrol. Ready for a roadtrip?

 

4

Kathmandu, Nepal

 

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Situated in an ancient lake basin, Kathmandu is Nepal’s center for commerce and industry. Tourists are also enamored with the sights and sounds of this culturally and religiously rich city. An average loaf of bread costs just over a dollar.

 

3

New Delhi, India

 

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Even though New Delhi is considered the most expensive city in India according to Mercer, to the rest of the world, it is the second most inexpensive.

 

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Mumbai, India

 

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Bombay, as it was originally called, has the highest population in India and the fourth in the world. Despite it’s affluence in commerce and entertainment, it is head to head with Karachi as the cheapest city to live in. Because of differences in income households have lower spending power, keeping the prices at a minimum if following the standards of the West.

 

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Karachi, Pakistan

 

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The City of Lights, as Karachi is also known, is this year’s cheapest city to live in in the world. According to The Economist’s Worldwide Cost of Living Index for 2013 survey, the price of a kilogram of a loaf of bread is around 1/5 that of how much the same weight of bread is in Tokyo, the most expensive city to live in in the world.
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Date: March 15, 2013
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Car Free Zones Cities… is this our future?

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Urban planners and designers in Hamburg, Germany are working on a plan which aims to eliminate the need for cars in the city over the next 20 years. The project will help to turn the city into a one-of-a-kind, integrated system that could well be adopted by other major cities around the world.

While cars have become a serious cause of environmental, social and aesthetic problems in modern cities, Hamburg’s Green Network Plan will create pedestrian and bike lanes to connect the city’s existing green areas, providing safe, car-free commuter routes.

 

The plan will be developed over the next 15 to 20 years and will connect major parks, playgrounds, community gardens, and cemeteries in Germany’s second-largest city. The resulting network will cover 40 per cent of the urban area and should enable commuters and tourists to move around the city entirely by bike or by foot.

Rapid population growth within urban areas is leading to growing traffic congestion, which has many side effects. One of the most pressing problems is parking, especially in city centres. Long delays getting to and from work causes frustration, which leads to more accidents.

But the most serious problem caused by cars is the air pollution they produce, which exacerbates global warming. In the case of Hamburg, over the past 60 years they city’s average temperature has increased by 9° Celsius. Sea levels have risen by 20 centimetres and they are expected to increase another 30 centimetres by 2100.

The proposed car-free plan was created to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, while the expanded green spaces the plans suggests along the new, green paths will also help to alleviate flooding in the event of heavy rainfall and big storms.

At least 2,000 residents of Brussels took to the streets to demand more room for pedestrians and cyclists in the city centre.

Brussels-ResidentsThe new green network also aims to improve the overall health of the city and its inhabitants. City of Hamburg spokesperson Angelika Fritsch explained the project will offer people opportunities to hike, swim, do water sports, enjoy picnics and restaurants, experience calm and watch nature and wildlife right in the city.

“That reduces the need to take the car for weekend outings outside the city,” she said.

The project is part of a growing trend, particularly within Europe, to create cycling networks that spread beyond city centres, connecting cities with their suburbs.

Brussels, the capital and largest city of Belgium and one of Europe’s most congested cities, is also contemplating going car-free. Brussels’ plan is to turn the city’s central axis into a pedestrian zone, transforming an existing four-lane boulevard and a string of squares into a long, café-filled promenade.

The new zone will be connected with an existing pedestrian area in the narrow streets around the city’s Grand Place and Rue Neuve, turning Brussels’ core into a spacious, rambling open-air meeting space.

 

Denmark capital city, Copenhagen, has undertaken perhaps the most ambitious of these plans with the construction of 26 bicycle “superhighways” that extend out from the city centre as part of the city’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Source: http://sourceable.net/will-cities-future-car-free-zones/

While cars have become a serious cause of environmental, social and aesthetic problems in modern cities, Hamburg’s Green Network Plan will create pedestrian and bike lanes to connect the city’s existing green areas, providing safe, car-free commuter routes.

The plan will be developed over the next 15 to 20 years and will connect major parks, playgrounds, community gardens, and cemeteries in Germany’s second-largest city. The resulting network will cover 40 per cent of the urban area and should enable commuters and tourists to move around the city entirely by bike or by foot.

– See more at: http://sourceable.net/will-cities-future-car-free-zones/#sthash.2uhI4qQJ.dpuf

 

Urban planners and designers in Hamburg, Germany are working on a plan which aims to eliminate the need for cars in the city over the next 20 years. The project will help to turn the city into a one-of-a-kind, integrated system that could well be adopted by other major cities around the world. – See more at: http://sourceable.net/will-cities-future-car-free-zones/#sthash.2uhI4qQJ.dpuf
Urban planners and designers in Hamburg, Germany are working on a plan which aims to eliminate the need for cars in the city over the next 20 years. The project will help to turn the city into a one-of-a-kind, integrated system that could well be adopted by other major cities around the world. – See more at: http://sourceable.net/will-cities-future-car-free-zones/#sthash.2uhI4qQJ.dpuf
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Date: February 8, 2013
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Creating a New Reality by David Icke

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Everything is a Present! Tony Robbins

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Designing For Generosity

What would the world look like if we designed for generosity? Instead of assuming that people want to simply maximize self-interest, what if our institutions and organizations catered to our deeper motivations? This compelling TEDx talk explores this question and introduces the concept of Giftivism: the practice of radically generous acts that change the world. The video is charged with stories of such acts, ranging from: the largest peaceful transfer of land in human history, to a pay-it-forward restaurant, to a 10-year-old’s unconventional birthday celebration, and the stunning interaction between a victim and his teenage mugger. With clarity and insight, it details the common threads that run through all these gift manifestations, and invites us to participate through everyday acts of kindness — in an uplifting global movement.

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Russell Simmons: Happiness and TM Meditation

 

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