So I may end up doing the #vanlife full-time, as I am semi-retired (I will have to go back to work, eventually.)
The number of laws AGAINST “Living in a vehicle” are, to me, to be unconscionable, against the poor, the vacationing, or even retired people.
This is why I am writing this thread:
They have a point.
From what I have seen, “People living in their vehicles” can bring drug use, improper disposal of trash (Leaving campsites and parking lots filthy when they leave), crime in general (Similar to "homeless camps), “eye pollution” in more upscale neighborhoods if you’re sporting an older vehicle or one with bad or faded paint…
I know society right now is on a “punish literally everyone else forever for a bad thing happening once” type of dynamic, but is there an answer for all of this?
A kind soul buying large amounts of property for people to live on for very cheap, or even to work on their rigs- is few and far between. The “Liability” of that, alone, is staggering, sadly, too.
That said, unless a housing crash comes- and it hasn’t in over 20 years- we are looking at at least two younger generations who, as their parents and parents parents begin to age out of their air addictions, are going to FLOOD the streets in vehicles, because they simply have no other choice. (Again, a complex issue, socioeconomical issues are not cut and dry, and neither is this)
Regardless of what the future holds, the #vanlife dynamic is being embraced by many new people.
I am curious to hear what others think about this issue, potential, temporary, or other solutions to this, especially in light of more places making laws discriminating against people who call their vehicles home.