It's a nice fantasy, but there's a reason why people typically choose jobs that pay. These days it usually takes two incomes to really support a household. So I don't see how that would work. I'd have to work twice as had to support us, which is not only physically impossible but also completely unfair. So no.
No because YOU STILL NEED MONEY!!! When you go to buy a car, or apply for a mortgage for a house and your SO shows their volunteer history, do you think you can still buy that stuff? How about buying groceries? WTF do people think? Why is it fair to make one person work for living and pay for everything? Sorry, total deal breaker. Love doesn't pay the bills!
Yeah totally. Our family lives way under my means alone these days, so, sure, that'd be doable.
I would expect, though, that all this volunteerism eventually be aimed at something greater. In other words, if he's gna dedicate his whole entire life to it, until his dying day... I'd expect the fruits of that labor to be more than just one person's work. A new foundation, a new nonprofit... SOMETHING bigger better greater, to show for all that time and effort.
If I were to dedicate my own career to volunteerism, I'd hold myself to exactly the same standard.