Due to developments that I do not wish to discuss on this blog I am no longer living in my apartment. If you are a long time reader of this blog you might remember that at one time I dreamed of living in a van down by the river. So I am looking at my current situation as a chance to actually live that dream. I might end up not liking it but it should at least be an interesting experience.
it has been harder to find that I like in my price range than I anticipated. In the meantime I am sleeping at various different places. I have camped out a few nights, slept in my car a couple nights, stayed at a friend’s a couple nights, stayed at my mom’s a few nights, and even slept in my storage unit a couple nights. These are all a lot better than actually being homeless but they aren’t great. I’m hoping I find a van soon or I’ll probably break down and rent an apartment for a short term. This was going to be a longer post but the admin for this site has been down all day and now the library is about to close. There will be more posts on this topic soon.
19 thoughts on “The Homeless Experiment”
I know you’ll bounce back soon and find your groove. Vandwelling might be a nice way to solve both transportation and shelter needs. If I went that route I’d take a months-long road trip and pay for it all by mystery shopping along the way.
I really enjoyed meeting you in KC. Had a great time trading mystery shopping stories. Still haven’t figured out why they gave me pickles for my sausage biscuit.
I’m still considering the vandwelling but having a hard time figuring out what I want to do. The mystery shopping road trip does sound like fun. If I’m ever in your area I’ll stop for a visit.
Wow that’s crazy! Hope all is well and you find something good soon.
Well, as long as your Mom is in the area, I won’t worry about you too much. Good luck!
Yeah, I can always count on my Mom to help me out but she has enough problems so I won’t add to them.
I’m sorry that you’re going through this (whatever it is) but if it’s the impetus to start living out a dream, then maybe it’s for the best.
It is probably for the best in the long run but it does kinda suck right now.
The picture shows a tough situation there. But I’m sure it will be a worthwhile journey for you. Take care and stay safe always.
I want to emphasize that my current living arrangements are by choice. I do have money to rent an apartment if I want to do that.
Please make sure your viewer know this is not my fault nor did I make you do this. Thank you
Ok. The decision was mine.
An interesting development, and maybe a great series of posts for your blog. Be careful out there!
It could be the subject of a few posts. I’ll be careful.
Andy so sorry especially since this sounds like a “single” adventure and not a joint one. I do understand I’m relatively in the same boat but also wish to not discuss. You’ll pull thru this!
Good luck – I hope it gets better soon. A good friend of mine slept in his car one summer when he was traveling out west and I got to meet up with him and hike during part of it. He was happy to have a place to his own soon after that. Living in a van could be a great way to live frugally.
I’ll soon find out how living in a van works.
Giving up living in an apartment to live on the street doesn’t sound like a very good idea, even if it is a long time dream. Be careful! There are a lot of bad people out there.