dletter: Is there nothing like this now? Did I just trip upon something here? Living in somewhere more like Topeka, I may be totally out of the loop
ShawnDoc: The biggest problem though is where to park it. Its $1,200/mo to park it at the cheapest RV park near me, so there's no money savings there. Its illegal to park overnight on the streets.
ShawnDoc: dletter: Is there nothing like this now? Did I just trip upon something here? Living in somewhere more like Topeka, I may be totally out of the loopThere is. There's plenty of people that rent out apartments or condos for short stays, even just overnight. You often have to contact a service that specializes in "corporate housing" to book them though. They're fully furnished, and there's no way to tell they are not just regular apartments or condos. Some places even have houses set up like this.I've stayed in a few of them. They've ranged from dive apartments to places that were super posh.
downstairs: Also, the whole DUI-while-sleeping-in-your-car thing. So, no.
dletter: Although, for your "one night stand" kind of deals... if this kind of living had enough people doing it, could someone start up an "Apartment" one-day rental type of thing. It would definitely be an apartment though, not a hotel or dorm... the idea is kind of like what "Regus" does for businesses without a real office ("office space" you can use for meetings, etc, when you need to look like you have an office), except, an apartment for when you need it to look like you have a place to live (other than your van). The staff would take care of making sure it is clean/straighten up before each "rental". They could even make it look lived in by you (ie, you can upload some photos of yourself to their website, and they would put them in the picture frames in the apt., etc).
Spanky_McFarksalot: FTFA: If you live in a van, you can basically kiss your daily shower goodbye. If you plan on living in one city, you can get a gym membership. However, that's not really a good solution if you want to maintain a mobile lifestyle.huh? Join Planet Fitness for like $20 a month and you can use anyone in the country. or the YMCA for $40.
MindStalker: living for
ShawnDoc: The cost of living is so high down here, I've honestly thought about living in a small used RV for a year or two to pay off bills and save some money for a home down payment. I'm paying over $1k/mo for a 1 bedroom apartment.I don't need much, a bed, a small TV, a place for my computer and a fridge/stove for food. My work has showers, and I have a pass to go inside after hours for restroom needs.The biggest problem though is where to park it. Its $1,200/mo to park it at the cheapest RV park near me, so there's no money savings there. Its illegal to park overnight on the streets. Even the local Walmart doesn't offer overnight RV parking.
ravenlore: Part of me thinks this would be awesome. Put a trailer on the van for my Vespa, put all my crap in storage and live simply for a year or two.
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