Don't give up: One man reclaims his home, while others exchange time for goods and services.
Reinvent yourself: Teachers are starting new businesses and engineers are becoming farmers.
Meaningful work: A doctor treats patients free of charge and a young woman does away with cash.
Buck the trend: Two entrepreneurs take to the skies and a band laughs its way through the crisis.
Taking unusual paths: Some choose rusty old bikes while others change careers at the marketplace.