“I think the pressure of having to live up to all these expectations in modern society (right clothes, right job, happy family, looking good etc.) sometimes make people want to escape from it. Capitalism and therefore consumerism made lots of people wanting for stuff that they think is making them happy. This caused for a countermovement of people refusing to participate in all that nonsense. Going back to basics, work to live instead of living to work. Housing in the Netherlands has become more and more expensive and swallows up large parts of our salaries. Living cheap gives you so much more freedom to do what you really like to do, living outside and in nature makes you feel less stressed and more relaxed. Life is slower and more clear.”

15m2 of freedom by Angeniet Berkers (3/4)

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