I’ve been thinking lately about how messed up it is that I have to worry every night about getting hassled by neighbors and/or the police for parking my privately owned vehicle on a public street and sleeping in it. I honestly worry more about self righteous neighbors and cops than I do about criminals trying to get in.
I actually found my own city (well the one I used to rent a condo in) referenced in a forum somewhere as a city that is known for hassling people that were sleeping in their vehicles. I think the reason for this is fear. The “homeless” are seem a certain way….and I blame television for a lot of the way we are perceived. I have seen very few TV shows that shed a positive light on van or car living, camping out, etc. I have seen a couple of good shows about RV living but the shows are mostly about middle or upper middle class retired people. Of course, I hardly ever watched TV so I may have missed a few shows. (let me know!)
Anywhere, here’s a blog that inspired me a few (couple of?) years ago. The guy was a college student who wanted to have an adventure. http://tynan.com/