In july 1845 Henry D. Thoreau, an american philosopher, landsurveyor and naturalist, decided to move in a wooden hut, that he built himself, in the woods surrounding the small lake Walden, Massachussets, living on agricolture and fishing in selfsufficiency.

 

 

The Walden experiment, lasting almost three years, and the following book, had the principal aim to demonstrate how little is necessary to live, refusing, in a modern terminology, the consumering cycle.

 

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