I think this guy has a lot of things right in this life.
He didn't get caught up going to school or college so he could get a great job so he could buy things he doesn't need and live in a big house with a big mortgage, etc... I think the less we have in life the freer we are in life. It's encouraging to me that even if life gets really rough, we can always build a cave and live in it. Maybe that's how God intended it, instead of this consumer driven world we live in. Although I don't think my wife would go for this nor would my step-daughter, I'd like to live in a cave like that. Then again, I've always been a little off in the things I like.
The article is on http://blog.yert.com/2007/12/24/yertpod19-diggin%E2%80%99-dugout-dick-in-idaho/
Dugout Dick is quite possibly the most simple, self-sufficient homeowner in the United States. Also known as Dick Zimmerman, Dick built his home—a cave—inside of a rocky hillside overlooking the Salmon River near Elk Bend, Idaho. At the ripe ol’ age of 92, Dugout isn’t quite as agile as he used to be, but he’ll certainly tell stories of the sheep and garden he had developed on the land. He might even sing a song or two for you…
Dugout lives among other modern cave-dwellers who rent mini-caverns from him, forming an eclectic but caring community that doesn’t give a damn about the electrical grid, running water, or cable TV. Dugout doesn’t even have a phone. But he has friends and fans the world over who visit him in person, YERT included. Mark even spent a night in one of the caves. Check it out in YERTpod19…
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