Living a life in a gypsy community, one is sure to be awestruck by the minimalistic lifestyle they choose. Most of the gypsy communities around the world are often misunderstood, although only minorities among them are ever found guilty in crimes.

For this reason, recent years have witnessed an increase in the number of settled communities around the globe. However, global statistics also show fascinating otherwise data. An increasingly young population is opting for the nomadic or unsettled life in different parts of the world. And most of them often look for a makeshift home that they can take along with them.

Of course, this increasing population of the gypsy community poses a different challenge for the settled communities, but they can also benefit in several ways.

Here are some of the Better Known Truths About The Gypsy Living.

Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

A lot of people don’t realize that gypsies often rely on only the natural resources that are readily available to them. Consider any van-dweller or a traveler, most of them procure organic foods from local markets or grocery stores. Moreover, they usually prefer to cook their own meals and that too in small quantities, preferably the necessary quantities only. This is surely one of the most remarkable traits of a gypsy lifestyle. They don’t really harm the natural resources, or even if they do, they do it in a minimally harmful way.

There are a plethora of examples that can establish the fact that travelers and nomads live an eco-friendly lifestyle. One more comes from the fact that they use light and naturally available materials to build their makeshift homes. The carbon footprint of such homes is far less than those of permanent settlements. Of course, it is because of the myriad of building materials that are used in the construction of a permanent home.

Surely the society can benefit from the trait and imbue one or two of them to improve the quality of life. 

Better Self-Sustenance

As already mentioned, gypsies usually prefer a minimalist lifestyle. For this reason, they are the true promoters of a self-sustainable lifestyle. Many gypsies often go for forest raging or prefer to grow their own organic produce around their makeshift homes. For example, travelers that choose to spend their lives traveling on roads usually choose compost toilets over the conventional ones. These toilets reduce water consumption as well as also produce compost for regenerating the natural environment. After all, the compost can be used as fertilizers or organic manure for crop cultivation.

Another example quoting the self-sustenance of the gypsies is their reliance on portable power generators. Experts at Ablesales explain that many van dwellers get an extra self bunded fuel tank attached to their van or truck to meet their need for extra fuel for the generators. That being said, these travelers can easily make a completely off-grid living on their own. Thus, reducing their reliance on supplies from the large agencies which usually burn off coal emitting millions of tons of harmful carbon into the environment. And it is needless to say that carbon emissions from coal factories and power plants are the leading cause of global warming.

This is another example where gypsies can help the settled dwellers learn self-sustenance.

Availability of Skilled Workers

Since gypsies don’t really stay in one place, they usually don’t have fixed jobs. They make up for their living doing odd jobs on a contractual basis. Although this may sound odd, it facilitates the gypsies to polish their skills by taking up different jobs. In turn, the industries and corporations often benefit from the variety of skills they possess.

In fact, it has been noted that people who keep up switching jobs are usually found to be more attentive to skill acquisition. For example, modern gypsies often take up freelancing jobs on contract. As soon as the job is done, they take up another job and learn new skills that are needed for the successful completion of the same.

Of course, this has a positive impact on the overall economy of the country.

Responsible Life Choices

To much surprise, the best part about gypsy living is the hardships that they survive through. Travelers and gypsies usually face more difficulties in day to day life as compared to a permanent dweller. It, in turn, prepares them for the hardest challenges that life could come up with.

A typical example of this notion could be the way gypsies manage their earnings. The minimalistic lifestyle is a combination of circumstances and choices that they make. On the one hand, they choose to live by the minimum resources that are available, but on the other, they also don’t really have a choice. This is because they don’t have a fixed job and have to really manage with whatever they have. It shouldn’t come up as a blow, the gypsies live a more responsible lifestyle in contrast to most of the permanent dwellers that settle into residential communities.

Notably, if other communities can realize their responsibilities and make more knowledgeable choices, global issues such as increasing atmospheric temperature, pollution levels, unemployment, and alike can be easily tackled.

Although the nomadic communities are far more responsible for their surroundings, they are still frowned upon by the majority. Gypsies often face hate crimes and the use of racist language against them, which is unfortunate. For a community that supports the minor roles for large economic wheels driving a country’s overall development, there need to be legal reforms to protect their rights. At this note, it is better to look at the brighter side of the picture rather than cursing for the darker ones, which are a minor portion of the overall gypsy population.

Figuratively, whether one chooses to live like a gypsy or a permanent settler, a comfortable exchange of thoughts between the communities can help both sides. The age-old proverb, “do not judge a book by its cover” holds very true to this community. And hopefully, we shall see an increasing awareness about the good in them.