This 35-Year-Old Brit Lives His Entire Life Like It’s 1946 And It’s Kinda Awesome

Living In 1946


There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t think about packing it all in and giving up. No, not in that way. I’m talking about dumping technology, specifically the gadgets that make like worse while pretending to make life better. The smartphone, the Facebook account, the Instagram handle, and sometimes even a couple gadgets around the house.

I yearn for a simpler life, like this British bloke who lives every day like it’s 1946.

Ben Sansum is a 35-year-old man who has fashioned his entire life around the styles, technology, and music of 1946. While Sansum has to put on a modern face for his job with British Airways, he always comes back to his home in Cambridgeshire, England and into the era he loves so much.

Everything in Ben’s house is legit 1946-style. His only concession to keeping up with modern times is he owns a small fridge. So the guy isn’t completely bonkers.

Check out Ben’s odd lifestyle choices in this video from the BBC.

Everything about this more straightforward way of life looks tolerable. His 1946 accent is even impressive. Oh, that’s really¬†how he talks? Weird.

I got a little nervous when I saw the bucket in the bathroom but realized it’s inside his air raid shelter.

The year 1946 might be slightly extreme. If you could choose any year to live in, in 2017, which would it be? Tell me in the comments section.

[via Laughing Squid]

Chris Illuminati avatar
Chris Illuminati is a 5-time published author and recovering a**hole who writes about running, parenting, and professional wrestling.