Tuesday May 05 2009
When I first get through to Mark Boyle on the phone, the Donegal man is in the middle of hand-washing his clothes -- using cold water and a detergent made from boiled nuts. "It's really good for cleaning dishes and clothes," he explains. "It takes about an hour to make it though. Everything takes longer these days."
Mark is getting used to finding inventive ways of carrying out everyday activities, because he has vowed not to spend any money for a whole year. The Ballyshannon native, now based in Bristol in the UK, is a founding member of the 'Freeconomist' movement, a lifestyle creed that entails living entirely off the land and the waste products of society.....