live without money by accident.Russian artist Sergey Balovin discovered that he could
When he moved to China in 2010, "I didn't know almost anybody in Shanghai," he told Yahoo! Shine in an email. He speaks mostly Russian, a little English, and no Chinese at all, he explained, and was making good money selling expressionist landscape paintings. When a neighbor agreed to give him her easel in exchange for a hand-drawn portrait, he realized that other people might be wiling to make similar trades.
"I gave the announcement on a Russian Shanghai forum," he said. "I said 'I am ready to draw portraits and exchange them for things useful in my home.' A few weeks later, I had a few dozen of new friends and everything that is necessary for everyday life."
He called it The In-Kind Exchange Project and, aside from raising rent money by holding regular artistRead More »from Russian Artist Sergey Balovin and the In-Kind Exchange Project: How He Lives Without Money