Skip to comments.The Hobbit hole man who left his 9-to-5 life behind to survive on $5,000 year underground house
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 youre willing to have less, youre 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 dwellingsa cabin, an old flophouse, even a tepeebefore 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.
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Bah! Adventures are Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!
Not a peep in the article about them ... wonder if he just walked away. If he did, he doesn't get my respect.
So where are the wife and kids? Abandoned? So he is a dirtbag?
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.
This sounds similar to your path, although in opposite directions, right?
Like the Unabomber and his brother ...
The article nor video broaches the subject of the kids/Mrs. I’d like to know myself.
WTFIIWNM, yeah, i think that’s it! Why was that so hard to remember.
Been a while, yep, that’s it.
Hope you all have been misbehaving!
Why leave a pony country for a non-pony country?
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.
Says his original home turf was in Oregon. Maybe he missed the Ducks.
Perhaps his wife was happy be shed of him.
I should start read all the words in the articles not every fifth word. (:
Somebody’s dopey kid. And nice guy - procreates then blows out. Good riddance, perhaps.
I’m 90% there already and looking forward to 100%.
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.
Odd. I’m wondering the same thing others are, about his family left behind.
Does he have the Internet? And Ponis???
He sounds like your typical Obama voter to me. But I repeat myself.
LOL! I knew what was coming before clicking...
I’m hoping to be living a similar lifestyle in a year or two.
"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)."
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.
How does one spend from November to April in Hawaii and spend less than $5,000 per year?
Get on over here.
You'll like it!
Sure, we're a little bit freaky, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
They can run but they can’t hide.
Thermobaric Bomb Destroys Hobbit Hole
(11 years and it’s still funny as heck, CD)
Yep. I went from Seattle to KY. And I don’t live underground. ;-)
Why leave Kentucky to go to Oregon?
Why leave a pony country for a non-pony country?
To do what? Live like a gopher?
BTW, have we met in a previous life? ;)
I guess he doesn’t have a girlfriend.
I don’t know, chicks dig guys who li...never mind.
Remember to equip Hobbit hole with blast doors.
Yeah, think fierce allegiance.
How you been?
Yeah, I thought so. Been good...
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.
Thank you sir! I cannot believe it’s been 11 years, though. Wow.
Definitely! Yes, it’s been a LONG while.
Wow, Registered hasn’t posted since 2007. Glad to see lazamataz is still around
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.
He is incredibly talented, I’m confident he’s doing just fine without the BS.