no I do not want to play ironic kickball; get me out!
November 4, 2010 10:43 PM Subscribe
What are some weird ways to live?
posted by elephantsvanish to human relations (39 answers total) 125 users marked this as a favorite
I'm on the brink of being another twenty-something-wandering-between-American-cities, and while the impulse to do something brash/random/weird feels very high school to me (I mostly read punk zines and dreamt of trainhopping), I would love to widen my exposure to possible jobs/adventures/projects/etc I could take part in over the next several years. How have you lived? What did you learn, and would you recommend it?
I'm applying for the JET program in Japan right now -- that's my big bid. I wwoofed very briefly and loved it, so there's that too. But I want to think bigger than liberal artsy adventures and just get a vibe check of all the diverse ways there are to live (fishing rigs in Alaska? entrepreneurship? Iceland documentarian) and hear from people who've lived that way. Yes there's a certain amount of priveledge functioning in this question, but we only live once, so might as well do it artfully/bizarrely! I've lived communally, scraped by with little money, etc. I have some writing chops & training in radio. Hmm. Thanks in advance for your stories/suggestions!