21# My Monthly Financial Independence Update

The Quick Takeaways

This month savings rate: 0 %

% change since last month: -2,4 %

My Coast FIRE number: 4.981.000 DKK (751.000$) or 50 years of living expenses.

Sailing 14 Days in Denmark

Just because I have been sent home from South East Asia due to the coronavirus, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to sail.

The weather looked good, and my dad and his friend shouldn’t use their boat for 14 days. So I grabbed the phone and called two of my old folk school friends, and asked them if they wanted to go on a trip with me for 14 days.

Without hesitation, they both answered yes.

The 14 days cost us about 3.000 DKK (450 $) each, which I think is a small amount for a trip that seemed like the most awesome holiday. We could easily have done it for half of that amount.

A picture says more than 1000 words, so here is an 11:46 min long video of the whole trip. It is my Instagram stories on @LouiLam compiled into one video.

(Don’t judge me on the editing, it took me less than two minutes)

I Bought a Boat!

The slight dip in my networth is because I have just bought a freaking boat! I have always wanted to live on a boat but have been terrified about how many expenses there are in having a boat.

My dad bought a book called “Pocket Cruising og Mikroeventyr”, where he suggests to buy a small boat because they are super cheap to buy and maintain. And I was sold instantly.

Looking at small boats I quickly fell in love with a boat called L23, which is an old danish glass fiber boat from the late ’70s.

I think it might be one of the smallest boats that feels like a boat. And not a dinghy.

On one of our last days on the sailing trip, one of my friends found an L23 for sale for 29.000 DKK (4.380 $). The sale ad was less than 2 hours old when I wrote to the seller that I was interested in the boat, and I would like to have a look at it. Our sailing trip ended on a Friday, and on the following day, I bought this beauty.

I’m super inspired by Henry David Thoreau who builds a little shack in the woods and lived in. And I was super inspired by the book my dad bought.

This is going to be my Walden experiment on water. This boat will be my home for the next 3-15 months, at least. Trying to live as simple as possible while enjoying the best of Denmark’s nature.

There will without a doubt be a lot of articles about the boat.

Intern as a Brewer

As I’m writing this I’m on my way to Vejle where I’m going to be an intern as a brewer at Bøgedal Brewery. 

I love beer, and I have been wondering how I could stop paying a ton of money for fancy beers I love, and start to drink even fancier beer for less than what a normal beer is costing.

After I watched a danish television show where they are featured, I wrote to them and asked them if they wanted me as an intern. And the said yes!

So the next couple of days I’m going to learn how to brew awesome beer by one of the best and coolest brewers in this country.

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