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The Hobbit hole man who left his 9-to-5 life behind to survive on $5,000 year underground house
Daily Mail ^ | 10-14-13 | Joshua Gardner

Posted on 10/14/2013 1:44:49 PM PDT by Dysart

Dan Price was once a successful but stressed out family man in Kentucky but left it all behind twenty years ago to live underground in the Oregon woods. He's the Hobbit hole man who walked away from the 9-to-5 life, dug himself a house under a horse pasture and he has never looked back. ‘When you get rid of things and you’re willing to have less, you’re given a gift of more,’ said Price as he sat in his 8-foot abode.

Price once worked as a photojournalist to help support his wife and two young kids and to pay the family mortgage. ‘I told myself, “buck up and pay the bills,”’ Price recalled to NBC News. ‘This is just the way normal life is.’

He lived in a string of rustic dwellings—a cabin, an old flophouse, even a tepee—before building the tree-covered Hobbit hole out of mostly found materials in Joseph, Oregon. Now, twenty years after seeing the light in simple living, Price is still in his 8-foot dwelling in the ground. In the carpeted, wood-lined circular room, Price has everything he needs. There appears to be electricity in his hobbit hole and a hot plate for cooking. Though it barely seems to fit, a cushion rolls out for sleeping.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: hobbit; hole; homemade; indigenousliving; livingindigenously
Video and photos at link.
1 posted on 10/14/2013 1:44:49 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart; Zionist Conspirator

Bah! Adventures are Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!


2 posted on 10/14/2013 1:49:19 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Dysart
Price once worked as a photojournalist to help support his wife and two young kids

Not a peep in the article about them ... wonder if he just walked away. If he did, he doesn't get my respect.

3 posted on 10/14/2013 1:52:01 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Dysart

So where are the wife and kids? Abandoned? So he is a dirtbag?


4 posted on 10/14/2013 1:53:47 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Rebelbase; martin_fierro

5 posted on 10/14/2013 1:54:54 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; Rebelbase; martin_fierro

What was that long string of characters y’all used to use, ended with NM for Ed (TJ). Not BAHOG, dangit, I can’t remember, that was years ago.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 1:57:16 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: cuban leaf

This sounds similar to your path, although in opposite directions, right?


7 posted on 10/14/2013 1:57:23 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Dysart

Like the Unabomber and his brother ...


8 posted on 10/14/2013 1:57:53 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Resolute Conservative

The article nor video broaches the subject of the kids/Mrs. I’d like to know myself.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 1:58:03 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Dysart
"May the hair on his feet never fall out!"
10 posted on 10/14/2013 1:58:58 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

WTFIIWNM?

:)


11 posted on 10/14/2013 1:58:59 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Travis T. OJustice

WTFIIWNM, yeah, i think that’s it! Why was that so hard to remember.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 1:59:25 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Constitution Day

Been a while, yep, that’s it.

Hope you all have been misbehaving!


13 posted on 10/14/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Dysart
Why leave Kentucky to go to Oregon?

Why leave a pony country for a non-pony country?

14 posted on 10/14/2013 2:02:01 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Yes, I would like to hear what his wife and two children he apparently abandoned so he could follow his dream of living in a hole have to say about his wonderful lifestyle. He sounds like a selfish b**stard to me.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 2:03:15 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: riri

Says his original home turf was in Oregon. Maybe he missed the Ducks.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 2:04:29 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Perhaps his wife was happy be shed of him.


17 posted on 10/14/2013 2:05:22 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Dysart

I should start read all the words in the articles not every fifth word. (:


18 posted on 10/14/2013 2:06:16 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Dysart

Somebody’s dopey kid. And nice guy - procreates then blows out. Good riddance, perhaps.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 2:06:17 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Dysart

I’m 90% there already and looking forward to 100%.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 2:06:30 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Dysart

He’s selling a book on Amazon called Radically Simple. In the comments he is bashed for abandoning his wife and two children. I wonder that he mentions them at all. If he believes that this is a good life, did he try to bring his children to it? When a place gets too dirty, he burns it down.


21 posted on 10/14/2013 2:12:45 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Dysart

Odd. I’m wondering the same thing others are, about his family left behind.


22 posted on 10/14/2013 2:19:42 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: KC_Lion
Bah! Adventures are Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!

Does he have the Internet? And Ponis???


23 posted on 10/14/2013 2:20:49 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: rusty schucklefurd
He sounds like a selfish b**stard to me.

He sounds like your typical Obama voter to me. But I repeat myself.

24 posted on 10/14/2013 2:22:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

WTFIIWNM?


25 posted on 10/14/2013 2:22:16 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Zionist Conspirator

26 posted on 10/14/2013 2:23:10 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Constitution Day

LOL! I knew what was coming before clicking...


27 posted on 10/14/2013 2:23:15 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: elkfersupper

I’m hoping to be living a similar lifestyle in a year or two.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 2:23:28 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Dysart
Here's your answer.

http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/46n6c98w#page-2

"Price's relationship with his wife and children also raises questions. He clearly loves them, but his separation from them leaves "the endless tasks and financial black holes of keeping a full-blown household up and running" to his wife (p. 9)."

29 posted on 10/14/2013 2:29:25 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Dysart

I don’t think he should NOT do this but he should have thought about it before getting married and having kids. Selfish a..hole!

I hope when he gets old and sick he doesn’t crawl out of his hole and expect his kids to care.


30 posted on 10/14/2013 2:29:58 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Dysart
Ah yes, he's got an iPad and a Macbook Air, things that are usually indicative of a desire to spend less money, and he spends a few months per year surfing in Hawaii when it gets cold in Oregon. But apparently he gets by without health insurance, or helping to pay for his kids and their needs. Or he has way more income than he says he does.

How does one spend from November to April in Hawaii and spend less than $5,000 per year?

31 posted on 10/14/2013 2:48:01 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Tijeras_Slim
WTFIIWNM?

Get on over here.

You'll like it!

Sure, we're a little bit freaky, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

32 posted on 10/14/2013 2:52:40 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Constitution Day

They can run but they can’t hide.

Thermobaric Bomb Destroys Hobbit Hole
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/639647/posts

(11 years and it’s still funny as heck, CD)


33 posted on 10/14/2013 3:10:19 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. I went from Seattle to KY. And I don’t live underground. ;-)


34 posted on 10/14/2013 3:15:17 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: riri

Why leave Kentucky to go to Oregon?

Why leave a pony country for a non-pony country?


Good question. I left Seattle for KY. I spent a good amount of time in Oregon too. I’d much rather live in KY.


35 posted on 10/14/2013 3:17:00 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Mercat
"did he try to bring his children to it?"

To do what? Live like a gopher?

36 posted on 10/14/2013 3:17:50 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Travis T. OJustice

BTW, have we met in a previous life? ;)


37 posted on 10/14/2013 4:00:28 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Dysart

I guess he doesn’t have a girlfriend.


38 posted on 10/14/2013 4:07:05 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Age of Reason

I don’t know, chicks dig guys who li...never mind.


39 posted on 10/14/2013 4:10:24 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Constitution Day
Note to self...

Remember to equip Hobbit hole with blast doors.

40 posted on 10/14/2013 10:51:15 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yeah, think fierce allegiance.

How you been?


41 posted on 10/15/2013 4:40:02 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Yeah, I thought so. Been good...


42 posted on 10/15/2013 4:41:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Glad to hear it!

Same old same old out this way. Still on the right side of the grass, so that’s a good thing.


43 posted on 10/15/2013 4:44:00 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Rebelbase

Thank you sir! I cannot believe it’s been 11 years, though. Wow.


44 posted on 10/15/2013 10:21:10 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Definitely! Yes, it’s been a LONG while.


45 posted on 10/15/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Rebelbase; Constitution Day; Lazamataz

Wow, Registered hasn’t posted since 2007. Glad to see lazamataz is still around


46 posted on 10/15/2013 1:44:57 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

He got screwed over. Crap like he had to put up with is why I didn’t post here for a long time. I hope he’s doing well, wherever he is...he is such a talented guy.


47 posted on 10/16/2013 6:50:48 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

He is incredibly talented, I’m confident he’s doing just fine without the BS.


48 posted on 10/16/2013 8:38:18 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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