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When you lose the roof over your head, keep your wits (and your wheels) about you. Your car can provide much more than just a ride to work.

By Eartheasy.com Posted Sep 9, 2014

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It’s not always who you think.

As the old song says, there but for fortune go you or go I… and sometimes fortunes change swiftly. None of us are immune from the twists and turns of fate. In a large-scale disaster such as wildfire, flood or hurricane, thousands may be forced from their homes with little warning, overwhelming shelters and hotels. Some may be ineligible for other temporary housing due to pets. Where do we go when all doors are closed? If we’re lucky enough to own a reliable vehicle, that little bubble of plastic and steel can become a precious refuge against the elements — closet, bedroom, and pantry, all rolling on four wheels.

Think of it like camping — only with greater flexibility. If you’re forced out of your home for any reason, you may need or want to stay local to continue to work, attend school, or be close to family or your home should conditions change. A car provides a more impermeable structure than a tent: lockable and usually weather-proof. You may already have your “Grab ’n Go” kit ready in case of evacuation (and if you have pets, make sure you’ve planned for them too), but how will you fare if your car becomes your home for days or even weeks? Once you get used to preparing for the worst, you may want to test drive your new shelter — try it out for a weekend road trip or music festival! No more late-night searches for motels or campgrounds — you might even enjoy the stripped-down freedom.

During the recent economic climate, with uncertain employment prospects and staggering housing costs, some have even chosen to live in their cars as a strategic lifestyle. Pay off debt, simplify and de-clutter, avoid the yoke of an endless mortgage… Living in my car, proponents claim, means maximum flexibility with minimum overhead. In Walden on Wheels, a recent university graduate details his adventures in repaying $32,000 in student loans through taking odd jobs while having the adventures of a lifetime on the road — but he had an Econoline van, a palace compared with many modern sedans and compacts.

With a little creativity, car living can be accomplished in almost any vehicle. The difference between thriving and barely surviving is in the details. All of us could benefit from the lessons of those who have been there: what is necessary and what should be jettisoned? How do we meet our physical needs without indoor facilities? How should we plan differently for various environments and climates?

Safety and privacy

Deprived of your usual four walls, it may take a while to relax. Some level of extra vigilance will serve you well; but some simple precautions, and faith in the basic goodness of those around you, will help you get some much-needed sleep.

A reflective sun shade for the windshield is a must: in addition to protecting you from prying eyes, it will reduce heat gain in summer and may provide some insulation in winter. You can also order these reflective shields for door windows. Tinted glass is helpful (department stores sometimes sell “press-on” window tints which are easy to apply), but you will feel more secure with a real privacy barrier such as a curtain. If you don’t have time to custom-make a velcro curtain for your car, consider simply cutting out cardboard to fit your windows and using tape to secure it. Finally, earplugs and an eyeshade will improve your sleep immeasurably, by helping you forget that the street is inches away. Even in quiet residential areas, the city can be a noisy place, with passersby talking, occasional sirens, and garbage trucks clanging by in the wee hours.

It goes without saying that doors should be locked at all times while you are within the vehicle. If all view into the car is blocked, you may choose to leave your keys in the ignition while you sleep, so you can easily drive away if any uncomfortable situation arises. Alternatively, keep your keys — and your cell phone — where you can put your hand on them in a moment, in the dark. Never leave your car idling without windows open: fumes can build up inside to dangerous levels. Warm sleeping gear and wool caps must take the place of the car heater at night: save your gas for necessary transportation only, and try to find other options for warmth and electricity.

If you are part of a large-scale evacuation, get in touch with neighbors and friends to find out if any of them are sleeping in their cars as well. If so, buddy up: there really is safety in numbers.

Where can I park overnight?

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In your first few nights, you will likely feel very vulnerable and even uncomfortably furtive, with an unaccustomed sense of needing to “lay low” and keep out of view of the authorities. Luckily, there are some reliably hassle-free places to spend the night, provided you practice good-neighbor leave-no-trace habits. Drive to your camping spot when you are ready for sleep (having completed your nightly hygiene routine), cut the engine and settle in as quickly as possible, avoiding noise and excess lights. For best results, rotate your spots so that nearby residents don’t start noticing you and making complaints. Use common sense and local advice to steer clear of high-crime neighborhoods, as well as isolated urban areas where you will be more vulnerable. Having others around, in general, is good; though your earplugs will come in handy to block out voices, door-slamming, and loud footsteps.

  • Check out freecampgrounds.com to see if your area has any designated camping spots with low or no fees.
  • Highway rest areas, truck stops, and carpool “Park ’n Ride” lots are all good bets. Truck stops often have the added advantage of pay-showers and convenience stores.
  • Walmart parking lots are known for being overnight-friendly. Their hospitality is mainly aimed at RVrs, but often security officers will tolerate at least one night of car sleeping, and the proximity of RVs may be comforting.
  • Public boat launch areas are good bets: boaters often launch at odd hours and leave vehicles overnight while on an excursion, so your car won’t stand out.
  • Bus and train station parking lots may be suitable if their regulations allow free overnight parking (check signs). There are often departures and arrivals scheduled though the night, which might increase noise but will also provide some security.
  • Those who don’t mind relying on the kindness of strangers can check out couchsurfing.org, an online network of friendly adventure travelers. After becoming a member, you may be able to find a contact in your area who can offer a driveway to park in, or even a shower in exchange for nothing but a little pleasant conversation. Written testimonials help you evaluate the trustworthiness of each potential host, though ultimately you have to choose your own level of risk-tolerance.
  • Local police may be friendlier than you expect: if they won’t let you park overnight near the station, they can probably give you advice about a safe and legal local spot. Ask them their experience of local parks and rest stops, for instance.
  • Try anywhere overnight street parking is common and unregulated. Avoid being the only car parked on a suburban block, where security and suspicion are likely to be high. In residential city neighborhoods, there are usually lots of streets where driveway-less locals commonly use street parking and you can easily squeeze your unassuming car in between two others. Check signs for any morning street cleaning or pay-parking hours, and set your alarm accordingly.
  • Consider asking a local business if they would consider allowing you to park regularly overnight, pointing out that you would be there to “keep an eye on the place” and report suspicious activity. For example, try a mechanic’s shop which keeps customer vehicles parked outside. It only takes one “yes” to make asking worth your while. If you are a member of a local church or other community organization, ask there. 

Hygiene in the car lifestyle

This may be the most challenging element of car living: how do we keep clean and answer nature’s call? Where do we access toilets, running water, and showering facilities? Some long-term car-livers choose to maintain a gym membership for the daily showering benefits — this is a pricey if luxurious solution. If you go that route, try to choose one that includes towel service: drying wet towels in the car can create moisture and mildew problems.

On a tighter budget, we may forego the daily shower, and get more creative. If you find an isolated forest camping spot, a solar shower is wonderful, but it’s tricky to find sufficient privacy in an urban setting. Alternatively, learn to make do with a bucket-and-washcloth bath which you can accomplish in a gas station rest room or the privacy of your vehicle. Then stop at a hostel or truck stop once a week where you can pay for a shower — or pay a single entry fee at a swimming pool or YMCA, where you may even get a sauna or hot tub thrown in.

Fast food places, gas stations, and public parks all often have public toilets and running water available. Check around to determine which are clean and feel safe, and incorporate those into your daily route. If you are car-camping in rural wooded areas, you can use wilderness practices for burying human waste, but this can only be done 200 feet from any road, path, dwelling, or water source: a last-resort unless you are truly in the wilderness. Another solution is purchasing a personal port-a-potty, or chemical toilet — this is not odor-free, but you may find the convenience is worth it.

Weekly laundromat trips may be unavoidable, though for greater self-sufficiency you can try out the Scrubba™ Wash Bag “washing machine” which cleanses your garments electricity-free in under 3 minutes.

Always sequester food and dirty clothes away from the general airspace of your vehicle to minimize odors. Ventilation is important too: generally, you will need two windows open an inch to keep the air moving, even in cold weather. You’ll be amazed how much moisture your breath generates in a sealed vehicle: the fogged windows are conspicuous to passersby, and your air quality (including oxygen levels) will deteriorate.

Choose carefully: well-chosen gear will help you, clutter will slow you down.

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Think of it as an exercise in minimalism: you can take the lessons back to your “regular house” life. Each object you take must serve an essential purpose, or it’s not worth it’s space.

  • Communication is key, so make sure you’re ready with a car charger AND extra battery for your cell phone. Your laptop computer or tablet will keep you connected — public libraries, motels, and fast food restaurants often offer free no-password wifi, which you can sometimes access from the parking lot.
  • A roll-up sleeping mat will smooth out the bumps or the surface, and a warm sleeping bag or bedding is especially crucial in winter.
  • Select packable, permanent-press clothing that can be layered. Choose clothing combinations that are both comfortable and appropriate for a variety of situations, planning to launder your clothes no more than once a week.
  • A solar charger increases your independence if you don’t have regular access to outlets at work or a friend’s home.
  • If you’re heading into the wilderness in your car-home (or want to be prepared for possible unsafe water in a natural disaster), a portable water filter like Lifestraw saves you the trouble and cost of endless bottles of water: simply drink from any lake or stream — or questionable tap.
  • The Sunbell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger makes reading or working on long dark nights pleasant and cozy, and will save you from draining your car battery to charge your phone at night. Simply leave the Sunbell on a sunny dashboard during the day for recharging.
  • A flashlight or headlamp is an important cloudy day backup when your solar lamp can’t charge.
  • Don’t forget those earplugs — they won’t shut out anything you really need to wake up for, like a knock on the window.
  • Always have your car registration and insurance at hand, to ease any occasional police contacts. If you have everything in order, they will be better disposed to help you out. 

Organization and comfort

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How you set up “house” in your car will vary depending on the model of your car. First, choose your sleeping position: experiment with how all of your seats fold, and find a position you can stretch out at full length. Many front seats don’t fold flat, so often the better choice is to fold down the rear seats (as for stowing cargo) which will allow you to sleep with your feet essentially in the trunk, or cargo area if you have a station wagon. This may be diagonal, depending on your height, leaving the front passenger seat and rear floor areas for storage.

Keeping your car tidy and your stuff neatly stowed away serves two purposes. First, it makes your life in your car far more civilized and less like dwelling in a mouse nest. Second, your car will appear to outsiders more like a regular car, and you will avoid attracting unwanted attention with obvious signs of homelessness. Small plastic totes may be your best friend in the quest for car organization. Choose a size that you can stack six of easily in the available storage space area of your vehicle. A variety of colors will make finding your stuff more intuitive, though labels are also essential (use a permanent marker and big block letters). Sample labels:

  • Clean clothes
  • Dirty clothes
  • Non-perishable food
  • Medicine cabinet (First aid kit, laundry soap, all purpose biodegradable soap, and toiletries, including baby wipes, which can substitute for a shower in a pinch)
  • Cooking and eating gear (one small stainless cooking pot, one dish, fork, and spoon and cup per person, slotted spoon, dish towels, dish soap, bucket with tight-fitting lid.
  • Papers and books
  • Gadgets and chargers (extra cell phone battery and car charger, flashlight with extra batteries, solar lamp, tablet or laptop, etc.) The solar backpack pictured here, is available at eartheasy.com.car-living05

Eating on the road

It’s tempting to rely on fast food and restaurants when we don’t have the comfort of our own kitchens. Unfortunately, not only will that get expensive, but your health can begin to suffer from too much restaurant food. If you must, you can experiment with using your car engine to cook sealed packets of food, but the rest of us may prefer to keep it simple. A non-leaking cooler with working drainage helps you eat fresh, but you’ll need to focus on nonperishables as much as possible. Keep it simple, buying sturdy fruits and vegetables (citrus, apples, carrots, cucumbers and celery store reasonably well; lettuce and strawberries need to be eaten right away), nut butters and crackers, dry cereal, canned soups and beans. Cheese, bread, eggs, butter, and long-life tetrapacks of milk or non-dairy “milks” can last well in your cooler.

Public barbecues can be handy, but it’s quicker and more reliable to have your own camp stove, such as the easy-to-pack “Stove in a Can”. Never attempt to operate any camp stove inside your vehicle for safety reasons. For cleanliness, try to do all food preparation and cleanup outside of the car as well, such as at a public park, where picnicking is encouraged.

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For the sake of your mental and physical health, spend as much time out of your car as practical. Even if you’re there by choice, the anxiety, fatigue, and even shame of living in your car can lead to depression and reclusiveness. The car begins to feel like a security blanket, the only sure thing in a frighteningly uncertain world. But in order to move forward, it is essential to keep reaching out and taking steps to maintain your health and promote your future well-being.

It may be hard to imagine now, from the comfort and peace of your home, but an evacuation or other forced-homelessness scenario can undermine your basic sense of self. By preparing in advance, you can turn the experience around to create an affirmation of competency, resiliency, and a new understanding of what we really “need” — gifts to take back home with you.

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  • Its really convenient to know about this. 🙂

  • I had hoped the article would not be taken this way.
    A few weeks ago over 100,000 residents of southern California were told to evacuate on short notice. Where did they all go? Some may have relatives or friends they can stay with, or know of a shelter, but many people are stuck and have to spend a night or more in their cars.
    This has nothing to do with how far we have come as a nation, it is not political, social or economic. We are living in uncertain times with regard to weather events and this article is written as a preparedness measure.

    • sadnana

      I understand and I do take it in the spirit in which it was written (and the article was very well done). But your mention of foreclosure in the first paragraph saddened me. Obviously, if someone loses their home due to inability to pay their mortgage and then has no place to live we are not talking about an emergent situation due to bad weather, civil unrest, etc., but of a bad economic situation.

      • Point taken. Will think about deleting that reference.

  • Good information in this article … from someone who sometimes camps/lives out of her Prius.

  • cathy

    a bad economic situation is an emergency and living in your car can be the result…this article helped me very much…

  • Thanks for your comment, I’m glad this article is useful to you.

  • LibGuy

    I have been living out of my spacious Ford Explorer for the past eight months, although I have spent chunks of that time crashing at various places, including a volunteer organic farm.

    Currently I have a good-paying temporary job in Asheville NC area but no stationary lodging. I will be saving nearly 80% of my income over the next month, living ultra-frugally. The money will primarily go to travel expenses over the summer. My last $400 paycheck from Walmart has lasted over two months and two thousand miles so far, with a few more weeks to go.

    On the outside, my SUV looks like any other SUV, maybe with a couple of extra dents and some all-terrain tires. People have walked past it many times in Walmart parking lots without noticing me inside. I look about as far from a wild car-dwelling hobo as I can get. Oh, and I’ve parked directly underneath a “NO OVERNIGHT PARKING” sign at Walmart, and blended in perfectly with the scattering of third shift workers, just as planned.

    My gear is stored in several Sterilite drawers and bins. A carpenters tool pouch strapped around the passenger seat offers handy storage for small items. Food is purchased at grocery stores. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a favorite, marked down bakery items another. I don’t have an economical camp stove, an investment I plan to make sometime. Primus stove fuel is too expensive for regular use. Eating out anywhere is a twice a month luxury.

    Walmart family restrooms are best for hygiene when on the road. Bring clothes and toiletries in backpack.

    Libraries are great to hang out on rainy days. Find a book and read it cover to cover to pass the time. Free WiFi and comfy chairs.

    Never park directly in front of someone’s house on a suburban street. Suburbanites are very nosy about who parks in front of their house, and will call the police instantly if they feel uncomfortable.

    Square tarp pieces threaded through with heavy wire at the top can be hung on most cars garment hooks to provide privacy. They roll up easily when done.

    Mosquito netting is a must in the summer. Squares of netting secured with strong magnets to the outside of windows work well. A fan is also necessary for the summer. Get a large powerful12 volt computer fan and wire it to a 5 volt USB plug. The fan will be nearly silent, but still circulate the air effectively.

    If you are out in the wooded rural areas of the Southeast US, it is relatively easy to find free secluded campsites. Often, one can just back into a small empty clearing or down an old road on the side of a lightly traveled road and camp for the night. Make sure you are not visible from nearby dwellings. A lot better than Walmart.

    It seems scary at first but you soon get used to it. I have camped out while on roadtrips dozens of times in undisturbed seclusion.

    • Thank you for your interesting, informative comments. You show resiliency in the face of challenge. Good luck to you!

    • Chris

      As I was reading your great post I’ve decided to use my shower curtain & expandable rod for privacy across the back seat of my car. I have extra large dark towels that will cover my side windows. It sounds like you’ve got a great plan and I wish you the best.

      • LibGuy

        Thanks, I’m now working a summer job up here in the beautiful White Mtns of New Hampshire, room and board provided by employer.

  • Ruthie Rocchio

    This is a great article and I have it bookmarked. Thank you for being so thorough in your analysis and considerations.

  • Sounds like you’re being practical and realistic.If you end up in the car it will be a time you’ll look back on as a low point, but we all have them. Keep your perspective, stay positive and something will come up for you. Portland is a great town, with a little persistence you’ll find the work you need and things will improve for you.
    Suggestion: make a list of the 5 best jobs you would like in Portland, then go to those places and tell them you want to work there. Call back once a week. Persistence is the key!
    Good luck Michael!
    Greg

  • Chris

    I’m so glad I found this article; many great suggestions & tips. I’m getting ready to move into my car within the next two weeks. The apt. I’m currently living in has toxic mold which almost cost me my life in March. I’ve “practiced” sleeping in my car and it went very well. I did find out our local Walmart allows people to park overnight, but you must vacate by morning. I’m be lying if I didn’t say it’s a bit overwhelming, but until I can find an affordable & clean apt. my car’s my home. There are many parks nearby and also libraries where I can access the internet. I still have the old fashioned monitor & tower, but hope to convert that soon. I have 5 siblings and I haven’t heard from them since I was very sick. I’m free of drama, but do miss them. If anyone has any good start-up tips or advice I welcome them all. Back to sorting what goes in a storage unit and what will be in the car.

    • You should be able to get an old laptop pretty cheaply to replace the tower and monitor.
      Let’s hope this is a temporary arrangement – good luck to you!

      • Chris

        Thanks so much Greg. I’m avidly searching for an apartment and have three leads already today. You have created a wonderful blog for those of us, for whatever reason, are living out of our vehicles. I’m trying to look at it as an adventure since where I’m living isn’t safe and infested with mold, which almost took my life this Spring. Time to move on and I know I can do this! I’m going to contact my computer gurus today as they always give me good deals and used products on hand. Have a great day!

        • Sounds like you’re doing the right things and have a good attitude as well. You’ll land on your feet, just trust yourself and keep moving forward.
          Best of luck to you!

      • Chris

        I’m already looking at laptops and all of the equipment necessary to use one. My biggest issue is finding some place to plug in the charger, but the two fellows I have worked with in the past are being very helpful. They have several new and used ones and they know my passion for being on the internet so that should get taken care of soon.

  • Chris

    Good luck on your journey; remember to be safe. I love to read so going to a local library or park gets you out of your car and also some fresh air. This is a terrific site and discussion area so keep posting when you can. You’re never alone!

  • Chris

    Seeking advice on how to charge my laptop without having access to electricity? I’m been googling about using a WiFi, which will be new to me, but I can handle that. Not being able to plug into an outlet is my dilemma that I’m trying to figure out. If anyone has any suggestions I welcome them all. Thanks & have a safe night.

  • If you are not able to come up with a laptop let me know.Maybe I can help.

    • Chris

      You are awesome; it sounds like it shouldn’t be a problem, but I’ll keep that in mind. I have several friends who are being very helpful.

  • Thank you for your comment. It’s tough to manage change, especially as we get older. You sound like a resilient person. Keeping a positive attitude will serve you though this temporary situation. Good luck to you!

  • Chris

    Maggies,
    Keep your chin up; I’m going to be 62 next month and am on disability. I’m moving into my car soon, as well. This blog is the best for receiving great tips and also encouragement. Remember this is only temporary and make sure to take good care of yourself. I never thought I’d be in this situation, but I’m trying to stay strong. Keep in touch!

  • Chris

    Maggies,
    I called our local ADRC (aging & resource disability office) today about any help they might have for housing. Great resources; they have what’s called emergency housing and if you’re disabled you get moved higher on the waiting list. They are also re-opening the Section 8 housing waiting list again. You need to fill out an application and get on the list. Check out what’s available in your area; they have many different office that will help you navigate through each step. Their offices are usually in the local Courthouse in Government offices. It gave me some hope that my stay in the car could possibly be very temporary. I’ll be praying for you! Stay safe!!!

  • Chris

    I have some wonderful news; won’t have to live out of my car!!! I’ve decided to stay where I’m at and do some work with a counselor to learn more about my impulsive behavior. I’ve moved 3 times in the last four years and am always seeking “something perfect” when in fact there is no such thing. I plan to keep checking in to see how everyone is doing; thanks, Greg for starting this great blog and also for your support. I got my laptop today and am learning how to navigate the different keyboard, but so far it’s going pretty well. I got a great deal and the fellow who always builds my computers took my monitor back and also the tower. I am so lucky and also very grateful to know through the winter months I have a safe and warm place to live. Good luck to all of you who are living in your cars/trucks/vans or thinking about it. I kind of thought it would be an adventure; maybe during the warmer climate. Ciao for now. Be safe & stay warm!

  • Chris

    Today’s a new day and hopefully you are all doing well in whatever situation you are in. Try to find one thing that is positive in your life each day and it will continue to grow. Right now our trees in Wisconsin and many other states are turning color and are producing a splendid display; take the time to enjoy the beauty around you in your location wherever that may be! Always be safe and make sure you are taking good care of yourself!!! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

  • Thanks Chris. It feels best when we help each other. I like the way you are reaching out to the others in similar circumstance. Your words of support may be just what someone is needing to hear.

    • Chris

      I have found that in my own life being kind to others is rewarding to both parties. Especially when we are faced with a situation that may be a struggle. I would like everyone on this blog is important and also know that someone cares about them. If I hadn’t reached out for help it could become overwhelming; I don’t want anyone else to feel that way. I have always loved helping people and will continue until I take my last breath; which better be a long time from now.

  • Chris

    Just me again checking in to see how everyone is doing. I don’t see any new blogs since I was on a few days ago and I hope & pray that means you are all doing well. I would encourage you to keep posting to stay in touch with others who are living out of their vehicles. Get all of the support you can so you don’t feel alone! God Bless!

  • Chris

    I am one of those people who thought living out of my car was going to be very real. After doing some research and contacting my local ADRC (Aging & Disability Resource Center) I found out there are some other options. They have programs for emergency housing and have also re-opened their program through Section 8 housing. After much discussion from my family I opted to stay where I’ve been living, not by choice, but with winter coming soon and my health concerns it was the right choice. Now I’m working with a Social Worker through ADRC who has given me some hope that I will be getting out of the toxic environment soon. If you are in a low income bracket check this out; it’s a roof over your head until you can get back on your feet. Sorry I haven’t been on here much, but it’s good to re-connect with others who are living out of their vehicles. I spent about 4 nights in my car and actually slept better than in my apartment; no mold, noise and comfortable reclining seats. For all of you who are living in your vehicles; be safe and don’t be afraid to ask the local Police Department for safe places to park overnight.

    P.S. Maggies, I hope you are doing well. I think about you often and wonder where you are at; stay safe & warm. God Bless

  • Tim Davydov

    Maggies,

    How are you doing dear? Did you find the place?

  • Thanks Phil for your comments, and good luck to you!

    • Phil

      Thanks Greg. Its not as bad as thought. Been using the public pool for showers and am living so cheap and making tons of money not paying rent. I will continue this lifestyle till i can just afford a house at cash. saving per month so it will take me a few years. Think i can do this though. Was scared at first. I use vacant hotel parking lots with plug ins and run extension cords to the car for electricity. I go inside the hotel and pay for my parking there. They never charge me more then 5$

      • Phil, it sounds like you have the perfect attitude for success. You are willing to take a risk, adaptable to change, and using your situation to bolster your financial horizons. And staying positive. Smart.
        Good luck to you!

  • Gary Storms

    I found your article very helpful. Did you know of any information on staying in a home made truck camper with a child? I live in NHL and recently lost visitation with my 7 year old because her mother was upset about the prospect of camping without a permanent address. All my child’s needs for food, hygiene, her own room and clothing where met, yet the court still agreed with my Co-parent that my parenting time should be suspended until I find an address to live at. Is it illegal to live in a vehicle or camper with a child?

    • I am sorry to hear of your difficulty, but can understand the intent of the court in wanting the child to have a stable home. Perhaps you can find an address to park your camper in order to meet the terms of the court and the child’s mother.
      You can call your local police department to find out about the legality of living in a camper with a child.

    • Randall Pittman

      I know a man in a nearby town who lives in his truck with his disabled son. The local businesses are good about allowing them to park in their lots. They’re really nice and I’ve talked with him several times.

      • I really appreciate this comment. Being open-minded and accepting is such a gift. Thanks Randall.

  • Steve

    My dog and I are going to be making this transition this coming week…

  • Nix

    Enjoyable and informative read, thank you. I am in Cornwall and any coastal view is my garden. You can’t beat it. Email nikkynoodles@ymail.com for pics or more info
    Mentally it can be challenging in the early days but you can get around this.

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