Here are a list of books I have read or listened to on audible about van life and alternative living.

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Walden On Wheels
On the open road from debt to freedom

In this book the author sets out to get out of debt as quickly as possible and of course he ends up living on the university campus in a van.

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Civilized to Death
The Price of Progress

An interesting book that asks the question does modern life improve the quality of our life and make us happier.

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The Moneyless Man
A Year of Freeconomic Living

Imagine living for an entire year without money. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you stay in touch with your friends and family?

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The Last American Man

At the age of seventeen, Eustace Conway ditched the comforts of his suburban existence to escape to the wild. Away from the crushing disapproval of his father, he lived alone in a teepee in the mountains. Everything he needed he built, grew or killed. He made his clothes from deer he killed and skinned before using their sinew as sewing thread.

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The Man Who Quit Money

In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings-all thirty dollars of it-in a phone booth. He has lived without money-and with a newfound sense of freedom and security-ever since. The Man Who Quit Money is an account of how one man learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent.

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Woman in the Wilderness
A story of survival, love & self-discovery in New Zealand

About a woman who lives simply in a tent or hut, and survives by hunting wild animals and foraging edible plants, relying on only minimal supplies. For the last six years she has lived this way, through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated in the bush. She loves her life and feels free, connected to the land, and happy.

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The Stranger in the Woods
he extraordinary story of the last true hermit

In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not speak to another human being until three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food.

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Beggars Can Be Choosers
An Inspiring, True Story Of Strength And Triumph Over Adversity

A story about a 14 year old girl who's mother was on the run and told her that she could not go with her mum. Completely alone the story is about how the 14 year old girl came to live on the streets to survive.

Walden book cover

The book is a classic and a lot of people living alternative, free, happy lives list this book as one of their motivations for changing the way they live their life. I liked parts of the book and found parts boring, this is an old book and the writing shows.