The New Zealand Herald

Jeff Wilson’s life had all the trappings of a conventional adult existence.

For starters, he was living in a comfortable, 280sqm Texas, home with a large walk-in wardrobe, an easily accessible bathroom and a US$1600 (NZ$2181) monthly mortgage payment. He had a professorship at a state university, an hour-long commute and a matrimonial social arrangement with a fellow professional.

Today, Wilson has none of those things – and insists that he’s never been happier.

Between then and now, there was a divorce, a new job in a new city, a surrendering of worldly possessions, a new social arrangement with a new romantic partner and – perhaps most importantly – an olive green rubbish skip that he called home. read more…