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本国情侣休会现世桃花源:一年没费钱(双语)

分类:英语资讯 作者:为者常成 评论:0 点击: 485 次 日期:2015-09-29

24岁的雷切尔-纽比和26岁的利亚姆-伯特森24岁的雷切尔-纽比和26岁的利亚姆-伯特森

  (来源:沪江英语)

  In this day and age, living without money sounds almost impossible, but that’s exactly what this Australian couple has been doing for almost a year. It’s been anything but easy, but they’ve somehow made it work。

  在当今这时代,没有钱还想生活几乎是不可能的。然而一对来自澳大利亚的夫妇真的就如许做了几乎一全年。其实这一年真的很不容易,然而他们还是做到了!

  Rachel Newby, 24, and Liam Culbertson, 26, have come up with innovative ways of making it through the year without any cash. They built themselves a new home on a friend’s plot in West Gippsland, a rural region in Victoria. The house is made entirely out of scrap timber and recycled materials. They grow their own food, and at times, don’t hesitate to dive into dumpsters for leftovers. They also help out local farmers in exchange for fresh produce and yarn。

  24岁的雷切尔-纽比和26岁的利亚姆-伯特森在不支出任何开销的情况下,想出了很多创新的方法来度过这一全年。比方说:他们在按照朋友的图纸,在维多利亚州郊外的西吉普斯兰本人建造了屋子。建造屋子的资料完全采用废弃的木材和可循环的资料。他们本人种食品,而且有时甚至毫不犹豫的去垃圾箱里翻找厨余,他们还帮助当地村民来换取生鲜和针线。

  But in spite of all their experience, they claim that this last year has been quite difficult. The soil on their patch of land is rather infertile, so they’ve been struggling to grow crops. The climate is pretty harsh as well, so their makeshift residence isn’t holding out too well. The thrifty home �C a 2.5 square meter structure �C is really only good for privacy. They shower under cold rainwater collected on the roof, and share toilets with the rest of the community. And because they have no appliances, they wash their clothes in the sink。

  他们说:那一年确实是很痛苦的。比方他们种菜的那一小块地真的十分贫瘠,很难种出菜来,而且气候也不适合种植蔬菜。以是他们也为此搬过家。最终来到这个朴素的家。只有2.5平方米,这个房间仅仅只为了保护一下隐私而存在的。就连洗澡的水就也是下雨的时间收集到的冷水,和附近的人共用一个马桶。因为这个社区的人并没有什么家用电器,以是衣服就在水槽里洗了。

  Even though they don’t have jobs, Rachel and Liam don’t have a lot of leisure time to waste. They spend most of the day working for local farmers �C planting vegetables and picking berries, just so they can earn their next meal. They have five ducks that provide them with fresh eggs, but when supplies go low, they have to go sift through dumpsters for discarded vegetables, fruit, and bread。

  虽然他们两个没有工作,然而也并没有什么闲工夫娱乐本人。大部分的时间,雷切尔和利亚姆和都在为村民做苦工―像种蔬菜摘果子之类的,如许就可以获得下一顿饭所需要的食材。他们有五只鸭子可以给他们提供新鲜鸭蛋。然而有时食品不够的时间,他们还是要去垃圾箱里找别人吃剩的蔬菜,水果和面包。




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