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the wee Dafthermits on the tele THE HOUR show on STV:

Nice one,Andymel...was a pleasure to visit you up in the Highlands.. not always easy as we all know..
but after's what we make out of it what counts..
blessings and greetings..'re living a wee bit of a life that lots would like to live..

Hey thats a great little video
Lovely to see and hear you both and to have a glimpse inside your home.
May you have many more happy years together living the life you love

Good to see a beautiful crochet blanket in the making. Will have to come and visit for a knit out
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" - George Orwell

Spreading the knitting love, one stitch at a time

Lovely Good on you both.

That was great! Nice one Andy & Mel! I did have a wee google round looking for this last night after reading Tams postings about it on the 'How was your day thread' Nice and easy logged on to TL and there it was, perfect!

Nice one xxxx the film gives such a positive view of a nomadic lifestyle 

Thanks for sharing that Andy and Mel. I agree with Stormy as you come across as great ambassadors for those of us who choose to live a different lifestyle to the masses.

nice one andy, nice showcase of a cracking life, keep it simple is the way forward eh,
love and light to you both
strong and content,i travel the open road

anarchism isnt just a state of mind, its a state of being.

me no live in de babylon.

i'm not carefree - i'm free to care

Lovely video. Many thanks for sharing this with us. Good to see someone achieving a lifestyle that many of us only dream of.

Awesome stuff! thanks for posting it!


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Andy the Daft Hermit lives 45 minutes outside Inverness with his wife Mel in an old bus parked in a layby. This current home of theirs is the longest they have ever stayed in one spot. “I’ve been travelling now 25 years,” said Andy Lowe. “Mel’s been travelling 15. One of the reasons we’ve come and stayed up here is because of Mel’s health. I wanted to bring her to the mountains for fresh air and clean water and just a slower pace of life.” Mel has had breast cancer twice, skin cancer once, and for three years believed she had bone cancer after being wrongly diagnosed. Andy’s belief in the restorative powers of the north made them pack up ‘The Black Bus’ that they live in and cross the border into Scotland. New Highland home for hermit couple Andy and Mel “I think we both believe in trying to get to a more simple way of life,” said Andy, “but it’s strange for us because we are sort of hermits, or we like to live separate, but it’s not being anti-social… it’s just the way we are that allows us to be creative.” Andy first began travelling when he left the army. Fed up with bureaucracy he packed a rucksack and left for France and has been travelling ever since. By investing any money the couple have earned into solar panels and wind generators they now live a self-sustaining existence, without electric bills, and collect rain water “straight from Heaven”. “It’s not easy,” said Mel. “There might be time when there might not be enough facilities around, but you always find a way, you know?” Rather than rejecting technology, Andy blogs about his travels online and collaborates with artists from around the world via his ‘Scratchy Heid Film Studio’, which he runs from a static trailer next to the couple’s bus. He explained his philosophy: “My belief is that if you can go through life and you drop dead and you’ve got a balance there that slightly outweighs the good than the bad, you’ve done alright. “Yesterday, with what Mel’s been through with the cancer and all that, I had a woman on one of my sites there that thanked me for the writing, for the positive things, and to me that’s worth everything. You can keep your millions, we’re not interested. That is what we do.” To check out Andy’s artwork and video projects check out his website. MORE FROM THE NORTH

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