RE: On money free living in urban settings
I always enjoy hearing the experiences of people that live on less - or none - like here. I have been fascinated with the people that go around the dumpsters and pick stuff out that is still good, such as food or items. I haven't done it myself, but I think I might end up checking it out one day.
But yeah, the ability to live on less is a sort of security that you can continue onwards no matter what happens.
Oh, reading the comments I see you have decided to move to West Wales? Cool!