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For many the daily grind can feel like a trap - work, gym, drinks, shops, home, bed, work. But what would happen if one day you just jacked it all in, to survive on next to nothing? Katharine Hibbert decided to find out. No job, no rented flat, no shopping, no debit card and no travel pass. Katharine decided to give it all up, to walk the streets with only a backpack and spend a year living off the food, clothes, other goods and accommodation that would otherwise go to waste. It would be year of squatting, scavenging and no spending. Would she survive and if she did would she ever want to go back? The journey takes her on a fascinating trip, from drug-dens to lavish squatted mansions. She has to learn to fend for herself and to trust the generosity of strangers and friends she makes along the way. She falls into a hidden community who teach her how to build a life using the things that others throw away, and finds that life on the margins amounts to so much more than you might think.Jozsefa#39;s friends got to work in the kitchen, using wood rescued from a skip to build a stand for the sink that had been ... He attached it before turning the stopcock back on, gripping the stub of the old tap the workmen had sawn off with a pair of ... It was powered straight from the mains without a fuse and without being earthed, but while it was a long way from being safe it let us plug in a lamp and a kettle. The electricity meter had been left in the flat so I set up an account straight away.

Author:Katharine Hibbert
Publisher:Random House - 2015-04-24


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