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    Default Voluntary homelessness...would you?

    Because, come next week...I am.

    Well, just living out of my car.

    I had two jobs...will still have one...and I finished my degree some time ago...it's neat, actually, while I won't be working...I'll be 'employed'. So, I don't really lose out on experience to employers. Just letting the experience build itself, at this point. Same with my 'non-business' business. I've been running a business for the last three years now...never mind the fact that I've done absolutely nothing. But, if and when I decide to rejoin expected society...I'll just say I was working on my business while working part time. 3 years entrepreneurial experience, a couple years working experience, an internship even and a degree. I should be hireable, even if I am homeless. It'll be a matter of cleaning myself up and interviewing until something breaks. And the more I wait, the more experience I get.

    Still, I'm lost in the world, paralyzed with indecision, on the verge of insanity it seems sometimes...so I'll go find myself, my sanity...something that will make me happy. If I'm so unhappy so as to be ok with potentially starving...well, I guess I'll potentially starve if it may then mean I might be potentially happy. You know?

    Would you?

    Tips, or advice?

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    No tips or advice unfortunately, but that has always been a very appealing idea to me. I'm also a full-on supporter of getting lost to find yourself. Best wishes! I'd love to hear about your experience if you care to share on here!
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    I don't want to be homeless, doesn't seem apealing to me personally. I'm constantly afraid of ending up homeless though. Even though realistically I'll always have a place to go.

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    how will you keep your self clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I don't want to be homeless, doesn't seem apealing to me personally. I'm constantly afraid of ending up homeless though. Even though realistically I'll always have a place to go.
    Yeah...with me, it's that fear that lead me to be like...you know what, take the plunge.
    I don't like living life constantly worried about making rent, paying bills, or making money.
    So, I'll be brushing all that aside until I figure out what I want to do.
    Not what I must to be worthy of living (getting an 8-5, signing year long contracts, getting a mortgage..)..because, guess what?
    I rather be on the streets than not do what I want.
    And what is thought I 'must'.
    I bet I survive and come out having learned something.
    Either that, or I die.
    But, that's life...you survive, then you die.

    In the meantime...though I'm not happy..that's my focus right now.
    Because, if I'm not happy...well, there isn't a point to living.
    And I still want to live.
    So, I'll go find something that'll make me happy...

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    Yeah. My main thing is this...swimming pools, with showers, that you can get into for a couple bucks. I know of at least one.

    But, gyms? Buy a membership, even get a locker? Most gyms have showers, right?
    Campgrounds?
    Beach showers?

    Those all seem like relatively cheap options.

    I'm sure I'll think of some more.

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    I feel ya man. Deeply unsatisfied with the "career life" and emphasis on money myself.

    I'm sure there are resources online that can help you do this adventure safely. I looked at some of them when I was considering living out of my car for a while.
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    Like the outdoors? I'd personally hate living in a car, but I wouldn't mind being "home-free". Find a relative, friend, or sympathetic person who might let you live in a tent, natural shelter, or cabin on their property. Hopefully, there's a stream or spring nearby and dead wood.

    Maybe something like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss
    (Not exactly possible in Alaska now due to squatting law changes since then.)

    Or become a trapper?

    Something you could build:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGSC8iYhC7k

    Stay warm in the winter while using less firewood:
    http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/FreeRe...0/Default.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVO View Post
    Like the outdoors? I'd personally hate living in a car, but I wouldn't mind being "home-free". Find a relative, friend, or sympathetic person who might let you live in a tent, natural shelter, or cabin on their property. Hopefully, there's a stream or spring nearby and dead wood.

    Maybe something like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss
    (Not exactly possible in Alaska now due to squatting law changes since then.)

    Or become a trapper?

    Something you could build:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGSC8iYhC7k

    Stay warm in the winter while using less firewood:
    http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/FreeRe...0/Default.aspx
    but brother lives in the middle of no where and on top of a mountain in the wilderness and has a yurt. and people who want to live off the grid go there though the condition is that they help my brother out with the work, since it's a farm/vineyard.

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    I'm not sure I really understand your situation, but it sounds like you know what you're doing well enough. Essentially all you really need is a place to sleep at night. Everything else can be taken care of at public facilities. I did it for a couple nights on a roadtrip and was uncomfortable but totally fine.

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