Farmer Needs Car, Has Beer

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One of my roommates (“Farmer Roommate”) is leaving Pittsburgh for six months to work on a farm in the middle of nowhere, as are apparently record numbers of young people disillusioned with the disconnect between people, the land, and food. Probably dozens of other reasons too.

If you’ve ventured out of our cities, you may have noticed that getting around without a car is nearly impossible. So for the first time, said roommate became a car owner through a pretty resourceful trade, two cases of homebrew beer for the motor vehicle!

The homemade beer on the homemade trailer

Though the car is sitting in front of the house, Farmer Roommate chose to deliver the beer using his main, Preferred Mode of Transportation.

PMT (Preferred Mode of Transportation)

And so Farmer Roommate completed the exchange by delivering his end of the bargain with the bike trailer he made using recycled bike parts and a design available at Free Ride!, the recycled bicycle and educational co-op in Pittsburgh. (PS: go there!)

Making dreams come true

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