25 May 2011


A question I pretty much never get is "how can I spend more money?" It just doesn't seem to come up, and for good reason. The economy kind of sucks.

But a question I do get is "how's the budget holding up?". It's a smart question, because (idiots aside) most people realize that traveling around the country for a year on $12,000 (minus Kickstarter fees) isn't exactly a situation where you can channel your inner Scrooge McDuck.

So we look for ways to raise $$, mostly to keep the car on the road. It also helps if that method can be more or less passive on my part, as I don't really have time to deal with fulfillment issues.

So...behold: A Cafe Press Store where you can go and buy stuff and then finally fill a tiny, tiny little hole in your life. Or not.

You could also just buy a button or a sticker or something. Maybe a fellow follower of this crazy journey will spot you in a coffee shop and you can become friends. Or, even better, maybe he/she will be hot and you can hook up. And if that happens, you have to let us know.

Filmmaker Lucas McNelly is spending a year on the road, volunteering on indie film projects around the country, documenting the process and the exploring the idea of a mobile creative professional. You can see more from A Year Without Rent at the webpage. Follow him on Twitter: @lmcnelly.