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Just as there's a difference between a tourist and a traveller, there's a difference between living in a vehicle and being homeless.  This one has a few hallmarks of the latter:  note the shopping cart containing collected bottles pulled to the rear.  Also, underneath is all sorts of bum detritus:  old wet clothes and a few found curbside items waiting for resurrection or sale.  

It's an ingenious thing to do though if you're on your financial last legs:  get an old junker van, park it somewhere that doesn't require you to move it ever, and be free from rent, bills and worry.

 

 

     
   
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Sounds like a plan to me...I can think of better things to spend my rent money on.

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Living in a vehicle only works in places where it doesn't get very far below freezing in the winter.

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My experience: I lived in a van all winter in Northern Michigan. Way below freezing. No electricity. Goosedown Duvet! Styrofoam insulating panels + a "reddy heater" on a 20# propane bottle (only lit when not sleeping)It wasn't hard to do, but my boots froze to the floor sometimes. I'm ALIVE, I'm ALIVE!!! :-)

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You think about it & you come to the conclusion that , including the shopping cart, you're actually lookin' at TWO mobile homes

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hey, stop looking at my fucking house!

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YES

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hey waitaminute... i live in my suburban in boulder.. WAY BELOW ZERO... but i don't like it.

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Hey, where I live, it gets to -40, and I live in a bus. Of course, it hasn't been below 10 degrees so far (all my friends say I am darn lucky), so check back with me when it's below zero (my cats are not thrilled that they're water keeps freezing!)

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when i got back from europe in 91' i was broke and lived in my tradesman for 6 months with my pregnant girlfriend. we ended up bailing and going back to germany. sf is a great city, but the social services system is useless as my Y2k protection software. uh, i mean, well, i don't actually have any Y2k software. wel, come to think of it, i don't have any health insurance here in SF either.. my girlfriend and i broke up too. am i a loser?

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Darwin,California
is a fine desert
town to park your
junker

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I'm trying to look for jobs on Craig's List. Quit distracting me!

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Just invest in some good winter camping gear - a -20 F sleeping bag and some warm hats, coats, etc. is all you need to make it through (mine is 20 F, though, and I'm still cold).

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question,how and where do you take shower?only when it rains I suppose.

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It's a van...

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wow!! a bug catcher on the roof. No more drive-throughs for this guy.

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vans are cool

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Alwyas wanted to live in a van...plan on doing it once i get a driver's licsense, but other than that. Your site is awesome. I'm so glad there are other ppl out there who actually are living my dream!

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living in a van!


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good use of the word detritus

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That Ford van is an early XPLORER.
The company that built the 1st production Class "A", 1966!

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It would suck to be stuck in this `ol thing in the summer in Tex....smelling of piss and hotter than all get out...nasty!


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Ive always dreamed of living in a vw bus......


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That's more like it. Now all I need is a shoppin cart.

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I have a van for sale or rent in Seattle.8/16/01 bobbbster@hotmail.com

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This site kicks ass!!! I have a 78 vw van for sale in Eugene $300 9-12-01 serendipity073@ hotmail.com

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Having travelled through this site, I decided to point the Acme Patent Sarco-meter at it to accurately determine if the sarcasm quotient was at a toxic level. I am delighted to say that it is.

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I wish I could find someplace to park where I don't have to move!

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Well, if they are homeless at least they aren't laying in the street so you can trip over them!

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i think it's kind of sporty don't you

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i'mn actually going to live in my van while i work in chicago. i'm a student and i don't want to pay rent, so i'm going to get some curtains for my van and shower at work :)

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custom-converted 1971-'74 Ford Econoline

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I'm putting together a sweet van--93 ext' ford e-250, high top w 4sunroofs. Used to be used as a display van. Get an old car swamp-cooler and put some ice in it in the summer, stay cool.
Winter is easy, just use a little coleman catalytic heater near bed while reading, etc and crack a window. Don't need to heat the whole place just you right? Shower at local gym. Am hoping the fancy look keeps the man away.


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come on guys this isn't funny... who stole my fucking van??? awwww shit..

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I found yer site by searching yahoo for "living in a van". I plan to do just that after my landlord sells the house in May '02. I got myself a 12' hardside trailer and an '84 Econoline STRAIGHT SIX long wheelbase conversion van for $500 each. Van runs good, and it's easy to repair. I am a HOMEOWNER eith NO property tax for one lousy grand!

TWO ROOMS!

I'm not planning on the van being my living room. The van is clearly my GARAGE for me motorbike. :P

Live free or die!

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I'd happily give up my $700 a month apartment for a camper and live in it, if there was a place to park it.

L

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I actually had one of those Xplorer vans a few years ago. Bought it on a whim from a old guy in my girlfriends moms mobile home park. It took a bit of work but I totally renovated it. Finally sold it to a young guy who worked on movie sets or something and he was going to travel in between jobs with his dog in the thing. Have not seen it since!

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Forgot to add that the van you are looking at comes equiped with both a toiltet and a shower! Well, you have to sit on the toilet and use the shower wand. but it has a 6 gallon hot water tank under the dinette that works on both electricity and the engine heat. So if you are travelling and need a hot shower without hookups, you are good to go. The van is really ingenious and has everything but room!

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This is actually the present residence of the man in the grassy knoll......

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Thats not an AC on top... its actually James Bonds jet back-pack.........

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I live in a van down by the river!

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whatta pile of junk..
the whole lot probably reeks of piss

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the van is really just a bedroom, the streets are your home, the public is your roommate

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wait till somebody converts an old nasa spaceshuttle into their own home, space tripping "van" wildflower 02'

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This is my dream have a 600 dollar pension and can affford gas and wiskey and a little food hell I'll buy it and live behind a vfw post or veterans home.

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Thats where my stolen trolley cart full of booze went to!!!

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http://www.angelfire.com/retro/bigjeff/jeff.html

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bull shit

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camping camping camping

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I want a swamp cooler for my porsche


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Living in your camper is fine, till the gang of black car thieves shows up outside at 11:30 PM, loudly debating how to rip off your propane bottle!

How do I know? Well, shit!

That was last nite.

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whats this web page about?



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Diffent.

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The {F-word} Corp revised the steering/front suspension of those '69..'74 Econolines more often than once a year. Maybe that one's parked because it can't be kept in one lane and the critical part for THAT -year just isn't anywhere the owner has looked. Maybe the search for a servicable center-pin & bearing was what made the owner homeless. RKBA! Regards, all. --Xpltivdletd

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My S10 made a pretty good camper. Cover the windows with bubble pack. Toasty.

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youll have plenty of time living in that van.....WHILE YOUR LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER hahaa

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Wanted: Roommate. Move in today! Convenient location! Luxury living including air conditioning and panoramic view! Free parking space included! Rent negotiable. Call today! This won't last!

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used to live in a GMC suburban, converted to a funeral home casket hauler. it was great! nice solid hardwood floor for bonking with the mistress, and curtains already installed. [a nice rich purple velvet] the ONLY problem with it was the occasional ~groan~ coming from the back when i was driving it. I think it was haunted.......

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Heh, cool! But perhaps a little too cool where I live, where it's 30 below in winter...brrr!

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