I want to live in a hut on the beach in north Vietnam for 6 months.

Alex (@staylucky) 8 years, 10 months ago

Is this feasible? Sure, most things are possible, but this isn’t really the kind of thing you can walk into a travel agency and ask for a brochure on.

Has anyone done something similar to this? Gotten a shack in SE Asia and chilled nomad style on the cheap?

January 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm
Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@staylucky, I stayed 8 days on a Island in Cambodia where I met a small family that did just that. With minimum funds they put on a bank account there, they get 10% interest rate. The hut, probably much nicer than you need, was only 200USD/month. Enough locals there to teach you how to fish, so food wont be a problem.

Man, I loved the island live. It was amazing. Do it :)

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Joel (40) (@jp907) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@staylucky, looking for company? I’ve been considering something similar for a while.

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MarkII (71) (@mwinship13) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I would totally take 6 months off of school if I was able to work for the money for this. That would be amazing.

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ampersand (0) (@kwigley) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@staylucky, Do it! I’ve lived in Thailand a year, not exactly nomad style, but being a nomad in SE Asia is easily doable. Do it! Do it! Do it!

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Anonymous (177) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@staylucky, As Zen Master Seung Sahn liked to say (and a famous U.S. company), “JUST DO IT!” Also, this website may help: http://www.wanderingearl.com/ Peace, Love & Light ~ ricky

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Mike (30) (@somelatvian) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@staylucky,

I’m in.

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owenkellogg (34) (@owenkellogg) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Sounds like a do-able plan.

I’ve been living Thoreau-style – in a cabin in the woods for a little while now. I have all my needs and wants provided for – two of the “wants” being peace and solitude.

Of course, I’m sure a beach in Vietnam is much warmer than the woods here in Kentucky this time of year. Single-digit temps last night, but my faithful woodstove kept things comfy inside. However, the trip to the outhouse is another story…

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@owenkellogg, You’re not Thoreau style if you have the internet. That makes life a whole lot easier. The loneliness is what gets you.

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owenkellogg (34) (@owenkellogg) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@jakehay, I’m on the internet at work. I do have a job, and I know – that’s not very Thoreauvian either, but I have to fund my endeavor somehow. At least for now :) What’s this “loneliness” you speak of?

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peractopaulo (6) (@peractopaulo) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@jakehay, surely owenkellogg is avoiding loneliness if he is hanging with peace and solitude. if your at peace with yourself-you can never be lonely.

@owenkellogg- you remind me of Jack Keraouc in his Mountain hut in Dharma bums…
nice 1 man!

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@owenkellogg, Lol it isn’t at all.

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owenkellogg (34) (@owenkellogg) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@peractopaulo, You’re exactly right.

Now, I’m off to research this Jack Keraouc guy you mentioned. I’ve long admired Thoreau, Richard (Dick) Proenneke, Chris McCandless (Alexander Supertramp) and others. Never heard of Keraouc though. I’m about to find out. Thanks.

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