Living in a Van – The coming America thanks to the left. I’ve traveled in a van many years ago and found it possible but not wonderful. You got by. Having spent lots of time in a tent in the military a van seemed like a major improvement, but let’s face it. If you could get a nice place to live and afford it easily, why would you choose to live in a van. You wouldn’t. That is why you see plenty of welfare types living a good homes but the ones in vehicles are the falling middle class or working class that can’t get the free ride or aren’t skilled at scamming their way into it.
What you should do: If you ever get into the position to have to consider this it might be best to imagine what alternatives there are. If it is about work like for some of these people who want to work in a high paying high expense area then I can almost see the logic. If on the other hand you have some limited assets and job prospects are bad based on your health or age, or lack of skills then maybe consider a downsize to a small trailer or travel trailer in a semi-remote area that would give you the option of cheap land, no mortgage, and low taxes. Most people can find some type of work anywhere if you are willing to get your hands dirty or drop your pride. One thing that will always work in your favor is great communication skills, the way you talk and present yourself, and reasonable hygiene. There or dollar discount stores everywhere and I always see ads for work. I guess the only problem might be if you have a police record.
Be creative. Start working on some way to generate an income right now that you can use as a backup to losing a job or moving into a no job location. So that means coming up with something like online sales, gun show sales, making your own product. Examples. Holsters if you are good with leather, or handyman skills. Senior care is becoming a big thing everywhere so you might earn something just helping out someone else. Get a resume going in that by signing up with the county you live in and getting some training or certification.
Whatever you do, try to stay off the street at all cost. It can cost you your life in terms of health and also risk of attack since homeless people are often targeted by psycho bullies and gangs who have no concern for their fellow humans.