This ‘extreme’ minimalist lives out of his backpack

Welcome to Extreme Minimalists, which shares the stories of individuals who live on less – from a family of four living in a van to a woman who lives with absolutely zero furniture!

Scott Eddy is used to being asked questions that he can’t really answer.

The most common one: “Where do you live?” In his case, it’s a fairly difficult concept to describe.

“I don’t have a home. I don’t have things,” he told In The Know. “I own nothing.”

It’s been that way for 20 years. Eddy, whose job often ties him directly to the world of tourism, decided two decades ago that he was going to live out of his suitcase.

Now, he’s a self-described “experientialist,” meaning, in his words, he prioritizes experiences over material things.

“Since I began this lifestyle I’ve done the most incredible things in the world,” Eddy told In The Know. “Like things that will mold you and shape you for the rest of your life.”

That could mean lounging on a tropical beach or coming face-to-face with a rhinoceros. Either way, Eddy would rather be doing something than owning something. He even admits that he might slow down, but for now, he’s enjoying the unknown.

“I just go with the flow,” he said. “And it scares a lot of people because they’re scared of the unknown. “I crave the unknown — I love it.”

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