Better Off

Better OffEric Brende

There is something so alluring about the idea of just chucking it all, turning it all off, throwing it all away.  Eric and Mary Brende decide to do just that.  With only a few thousand dollars, they rent a house in a rural Amish-ish community. They make do as their neighbors do, doing most work by hand or with animal labor. Amazingly, Brende finds that this simple lifestyle  actually takes less work than his former life.  There are short-cuts and tricks to nearly everything.  With less “need” for material goods, exotic foods, travel and gadgets there is much less need to work until exhaustion.  A rather eye-opening look at how good the simple life can be.