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Old 08-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Homeless.. only an RV and fulltiming?

a great article in Airstream life Magazine recently

Man In The Maze Blog Archive Full-timer: Homeless by another name

Living in a Van? Homeless. Living in an Airstream? Adventurer. | End Homelessness | Change.org

the blog is by a writer who works for airstream life and lives in her van...and is considered homeless??

so again, can one fultime RV if one has a house???? and is one homeless if he does not have a home and only lives in an RV??
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Nice article, thanks for the link.

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I resemble those remarks.

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Old 08-19-2010, 05:11 AM   #4
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spirit of full timing?

Is being parked in a location, possibly skirting the unit and being stationary for very extended periods or permanently living in the unit (trailer) ( even snow birding is not really full timing???);
snow birding is living in one climate in a permanent structure and escaping (in a RV of some sort) to another and then returning to a permanent structure.....

really fultiming???

or is the true spirit of full timing...roaming from place to place???
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home was not mentioned

full timing is the question, or not
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full timing is the question, or not
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This brings up an interesting question. Every time I read about Wally Byam he was living in an Airstream or off on an adventure. Did he even own a house?

Is it possible Wally was "homeless"?
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And what about those poor people one sees on the beach in Hawaii, California and Florida every winter? No job to go to, hardly any clothes to wear, nothing to do all day but swim, play Frisbee or go fishing.

Then at night, nothing to eat but one piece of meat for the whole family, which they are forced to cook outdoors over a charcoal fire. No place to rest their weary heads but an Airstream trailer or $250,000 motorhome.

We ought to start a Telethon, ha ha ha
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Ocean Yacht to Land Yacht

We lived on a 42 ft sailboat for many years and never considered it homeless.
Now we are on our 35 ft land yacht and still do not consider it homeless!
So if the government considers us homeless, then I am just exactly wear I want to be.....under the radar and very comfortable!
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Is not your Airstream considered your home? Sounds like "homeless" should be defined as "not an owner, renter or leasee of real property". But that would define all children as homeless.
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When I told my friends in England that i'd recently brought an airstream they all started laughing and told me I'd turned 'Pikey'. Now apparently i'm 'Pikey Dan, the chrome caravan man', (all in good English sarcastic humor of course) so it would seem I'm already homeless, even thou' I live in a Condo in Seattle.

So I've concluded that it's more of a perception than reality.....and if you consider yourself homeless in an airstream, then I think that's far from a bad thing.....

(If you wanna good discription of 'Pikey' watch 'Snatch' with Brad Pitt)
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:40 PM   #14
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homeless

ah-- perception and reality...Now there are two shady characters

then. one with a home could also considser themselves homeless??

and not a bad thing at all...and mostly it is not your perception that turns the deal

it is by
possibly being perceived , by others, as homeless, or this or that... and doesn't this shape the reality...

oh well
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There will always be those who think they know better how to live our lives than we do. They simply do not understand that independence is the result of making our own individual choices and that independence is the lifestyle we choose.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:55 AM   #16
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houseless we remain

We realize that there are those who have been traveling full time in their airstreams much longer than we, and we realize there are those who live in their airstreams fulltime

but we travel on...not campers, not tourists...just travelers moving restlessly to see what can be seen.

And with that we have finished the first leg of our journey...a six month treck in search of the elusive hot air balloon....

we are now in Texas so dw can go to doctor for routine maintenance, to see family and friends

we are situated in the beautiful state park at inks lake and have the place almost to ourselvs...planning the next adventure
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I don't think a person is 'homeless' if his/her home is mobile. A person who lives under a bridge without shelter is homeless. The rest of us claiming to be so are just slumming.
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Kathleenh (above) expressed my sentiments exactly.
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I full time in an airstream, and yes I consider myself a high functioning homeless person. Just one perspective from inside.
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I think we should not be too caught up in a term like homeless. Many folks think negatively about the label, some wear it proudly. We don't think about the label one way or the other but are very very happy to be without our 3k sf former home.

Last summer in Osoyoos BC we had a fine visit with a bicyclist who very carefully explained to us, she and many folks like her she encounters are without a house per choice. She has not had a permanent residence in over thirty years and it suits her, she told us, perfectly.

We had been driving/towing along highway 3 through Crows Nest pass westward and every couple of days we would pass this same bicyclist. Finally, in Osoyoos, we had pulled off the highway into a siding while we reconnoitered for a glass shop to repair our drivers side glass. (http://dreamstreamr.wordpress.com/20...afety-glasses/)

She pulled her bicycle over with us and we talked half an hour about our respective lifestyles. She has no house, not much of a tent nor bag, carries a change of clothes, some water, and little food. She lightly complained people often try to give her food but they don't realize a bicyclist's sensitivity to cargo weight.

Anyway, she has, for over thirty years, bicycled between Toronto and Vancouver. She house sits and works various short-time jobs to afford her one luxury -- annual snowbird trek to southern hemisphere, where she again will sometimes do sorts of odd jobs to help pay her ticket back to Canada for our summer weathers.

A much simpler version of our plan. And she's far fitter than we although our senior by ten years.

And yes, she calls herself homeless. She says she is proud of her self-sustaining low-impact lifestyle. She meets interesting people all over the world, every day is different, and she goes where and when she wants.

Homeless is must a label. As always, there's another story beneath.

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