Why would someone need to work outside of producing food and shelter? That's why most people have jobs -- to buy food, pay for their home that they spend 20 to 30 years paying on, buy stuff to put in their home, and buy clothing and adornments for their body. But if you could do all of that yourself, why would you need a job? For a few things that you cannot make yourself, you can always sell a few things that you do make to get the money to buy those things. If you make it a rule to always buy used, you won't need very much money. Or you can ask for them for Christmas presents for all of those family members who think that they have to have money and go to work to get it. On that thought, what is money really? At some point in time, people started trading in coins instead of just trading in their goods. Then some folks created banks to store coins and issued pieces of paper saying that the paper represented the coins they had in the bank. And now those pieces of paper have become something that people think they really, really need and work really hard to get them. They have become an end of their own end. But do we really need those bits of paper? Well, yes, we do need some because we have these governments that want some money in exchange for us claiming a piece of land as our own. We may not always like what they do with those pieces of paper we give them, but they do use at least some of them on things we're okay with. But if we don't earn very many pieces of paper, they really don't want us to give them a bunch. And it is possible just to earn a very minimum of them, just to give them to our governments. That can easily be done with a temporary job. By keeping that temp job just down to a couple of weeks, the government will not demand that you pay them for earning those pieces of paper. You'll just have to pay them enough to claim a piece of land as your own.
To answer your question, my husband works as little as possible outside of our place.
: madrone - : SAHM to 12 y.o. DS, : 9 y.o. DD, and : 4 y.o. DS