“Homefree” means getting past the problems of being homeless by learning to live sustainably.
123homefree is the name of the YouTube channel where I began documenting my journey learning to be more homefree.
I developed some projects and inventions listed below that are designed to empower come-unity and freeDIYm especially when SHTF. Please help share these ideas so they can be available to others at that time 🙂
The first and only truly decentralized social networking platform! Wear your profile info on your shirt using a washable marker! Connect with more people, in more meaningful ways throughout your daily life with new Facelook Clothing!
The shirts can also be handed out or sold to participants of any meeting, event or festival to help stimulate and facilitate a much higher level of interaction! You can order them here at cost I don’t make a profit on them.
Facetofacelook meetups will further help people connect by providing participants of the meetups with cardboard signs to write individual conversation topics of interest on and lay them out on the picnic tables or on the grass for others to gather around in conversation like real-life group chats!
My Credit-card sized survival guide fits in your wallet so you’ll “never leave home without it”! Click here to view and forward the PDF to your local printshop if you need double-sided printing help.
Wikicurrency Booklets are an information-based complimentary-currency that anyone can use to create value by filling in their own useful knowledge, especially helpful after SHTF and regular currency has collapsed! Click here for the blank booklet!
Download the 7 most common wild edible plants version here!
Wikicurrency Bills and Barter Boards are a simple, local alternative-currency idea that can help facilitate the trading of information, goods and services which will be especially useful after SHTF! Everything that has value in this world can be divided into one of three categories; goods, services or information. Information is already the most valuable thing in the world and DIY, sustainability and survival knowledge will only become more and more valuable as economies decline. So trading this information-based alternative currency is a way for everyone in a community to “cross-train” eachother to the point where everyone knows how to make, bake, grow or sew everything it is that they need! Additionally, these exchange boards can be easily set up in a monitored environment(inside printshops work well) to help facilitate the trading of goods and services in the form of a simple IOU!
Print the Wikicurrency Blank Bills, and then the Gift Exchange Board to be able to put them up in your local printshop or coffeeshop and get your community familiarized with using them before the shtf! Here are some Wikicurrency that i made to help initially fill up your barter boards and kickstart people wanting to participate!
Sleep Slip Dollars are another “denomination” of Wikicurrency that empower community members to start solving homelessness themselves! These Sleep Slips give regular citizens the opportunity to proactively solve homelessness by gifting permission for a homeless person to simply “be” in their porch, backyard, garage or even behind your business during your non-operating hours.(providing you with free security and the homeless with a “night-watchmen” job!) These Sleep Slips also have a space for the Host to specify the times and dates that the individual is allowed to be there, so there’s no confusion! If the homeless guest meets the host’s expectations of behavior then the offer may be extended, or the offer may be made “null and void” at the host’s discretion as the Sleep Slips clearly state. People can print them out and give them to a homeless individual to help them where they need it most, a good night’s sleep/recharge! Some people think that giving money to homeless will be spent on alcohol or drugs, so this is a perfect solution for those people! Click this link for the Sleep Slip Dollar pdf file to print! Wikicurrency Survival Card 9up LTR
Homeless individuals can also print these and hand them out to the people that stop to talk with them. If the homeless individual doesn’t put any pressure on the person, but simply asks them to consider talking it over with their spouse, roommates or landlord then we have found it and share this very simple homelessness solution through your social network today!
Community Work-Trade Housing is a homeless solution that I tried to create in Ashland, Oregon for several years. Unfortunately for us all, it was continually contended against by the local officials and their “homeless advocate” friends who sought to make a job out of just feeding the homeless, increasing the longterm problem in order to continue their power-positions and paychecks. Humans not only need housing, we need to feel that we have purpose. Both problems can be remedied by introducing a community-worktrade for housing program! The housing needs to be a legitimate house in order to provide enough incentive for the homeless to want to worktrade each day to stay there. Tiny homes have already become free for the homeless in many cities so they can no longer be expected to have the motivation to worktrade in exchange for living in a tinyhome. Furthermore, if the homeless are to be actually reintegrated back into regular society they have to be given the same kind of shelter as everybody else in society since typical bigbox shelters, encampments and even tiny-home villages are not examples of integrating the homeless they are actually segregating! My local worktrade program proposed that homeless participants simply do one hour a day of their choice in community service either for the community at large or for an individual in the community. The daily deeds were to be shared at evening house meetings to ensure they contributed to the community for the day. This kind of a wholistic homeless program then allows for participants to upload before and after pics of their daily deeds along with descriptive tagwords to their “portfolio” profile on a locally advertised website where other community members can keyword search for homeless helpers to hire at much more affordable rates! This will build up their work references, self-confidence and sense of purpose day to day!
My Youtube “freeDIYm” videos..
It took 5 years for me to map out the fruit/nut trees and wild edible plants around Ashland, Oregon. They’re all on public land or right next to the sidewalk so you can harvest off the ground without leaving the sidewalk. I got this map scanned and formatted to fit 4 pages per sheet so its much more affordable and efficient for you to print in bulk. Prontoprint is selling them now for $9 each(no markup). Anybody who is interested has my permission to print them out and sell them or give them to the homeless to sell, plus it would help feed them in a sustainable way “give a man a dish(of food) you feed him for a day, teach a man to forage you feed him for a lifetime!” download my map for free here!