Author Archives: Maureen, Living in a Van

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.

March Part 2

Hi there! I just read a whole bunch of my posts from 2013.  What a difference between then and now.  I was EXCITED about fishing bottles and cans out of the trash for 5 dollars.  WHAT was I thinking? Still … Continue reading

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March 2017

Hello Friends, I hope everyone is doing well. I am ok.  I have ups and downs like everyone else. My landlady is still crazy.  A roommate has moved out as a result of it.  Very sad.  I liked my roommate. … Continue reading

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Tent City Practically in My Neighborhood

I’d recently noticed a tent city had formed along the freeway in Santa Ana, CA.  Apparently a lot of people set up camp there because the former camp (At the Civic Center) was shut down so the city could do … Continue reading

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Working and Growing

Hello Friends, I just wanted to give a little update on my happenings. I’m still working on the transition from one business to another.  I am not in a big rush.  That could be a good or bad thing.  If … Continue reading

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College and University Students Living in Vans

This was a sappy little film but it told me something I didn’t know before. Really though, the sad music wasn’t necessary.   Living in your car or van can be empowering.  I don’t know how I would have started … Continue reading

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Van Living-The Basics

I was too chicken to make videos when I lived in my van but there are some good ones on youtube. This young man free sleeps in SoCal like I did and he sounds just like me with a lot … Continue reading

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I thought I was Hardcore-These Guys Have Me Beat By a Mile

These two guys who I guess are good friends and not gay, sleep together in a van with NO HEAT.  IN CANADA.  Just wow. I guess they have jobs but the Whistler BC is booming and they can’t get a … Continue reading

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December 2016

Hey everyone, thanks for being a loyal reader. Everything is okay here. I just came back from a week-long house sitting job. It was a nice break from my regular home. It’s in a mansion more or less with an … Continue reading

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More Drama

One of the reasons I moved into my van is that I knew that I would have a hard time dealing with roommates. Maybe you guys and gals remember that a couple of months there was money stolen at the … Continue reading

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Digging In

Hi guys and gals! Just another update.  I was away a lot housesitting this last month, so when I came back to my room last night, the whole house needed cleaning.  My roommate isn’t into that.  Hmmm….oh well.  I actually … Continue reading

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