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(Matt Foley)   Living in a Van. River optional   (blog.priceonomics.com) divider line 2
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2012-10-05 10:18:09 PM  
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There's a cool looking '80's Dodge van in the lot across from my work right now. It looks like it has a 4" stack coming out the top of the passenger side right behind the passenger seat for something like a woodstove. Dunno what it's like on the inside. And there's a tent in the trees by the creek just down from that. It snowed last night, so that would be tough. If you're in the forest, you only are required to move every two weeks. It'd be neat to have a motorcycle on the back of the van for runs to the grocery, exploring, laundromat, library, starbucks and stuff in whatever town you're near if you were in the forest. People do (or try to) do it all the time, but I don't know how they can cope with the winter that's coming soon. Also, propane and gasoline costs are pretty high right now and those things aren't very well insulated. Then again, you don't have to pay rent/mortgage, utilities, property taxes, cable TV, internet subscription, etc. You might have to have a storage unit somewhere if you want to keep some stuff from your previous life...

I guess you really have to be organized, dedicated (to cleaning, washing clothes, fixing your POS '80's conversion van, diet changes may be required, etc), and stuff. It would be cool to be so independent though. 

/or just be really good at finding friends to help you out 
//if it were me, I'd want to be in the parking lot of a 24/7 Super Wal-Mart next to a 24/7 gym in a warm place like Mississippi or Louisiana near the coast with a good BBQ restaurant within walking distance. Oh, and a lake. With fish in it. And a nude beach. And a golf course. And a good corner tavern. With a friendly waitress. And a pool table. Also a nice diner. Open for breakfast.
2012-10-05 03:39:19 PM  
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