Mark Boyle became The Moneyless Man in November 2008 when he set out to try living completely without money for 12 months – not spending, earning, saving or using it. His first book The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living, was published in 2010 by Oneworld Publications and documents this journey. The book sold in translation all over the world. Having successfully completed the first year of moneyless living, Boyle continued to live moneylessly for almost three years. Oneworld published the follow up guide The Moneyless Manifesto which is also available for free on his website. Boyle is the founder of the Freeconomy movement – which puts people with skills, tools and time in touch with those with a need for these things, without money changing hands – check out Streetbank.com which is the practical realization of this. He has also given an TED talk on the subject.
Boyle writes regularly for the Guardian and the Freeconomy Blog and lives in Loughrea in the west of Ireland. His columns about living without technology are widely shared