So I was driving by my gym today and an idea hit me out of nowhere. Comfortable homeless living.
This is a great idea for those with both a job and a vehicle that want to save a lot of money as quickly as possible.
The gym where I go is super clean. It has bathrooms, showers, two swimming pools, a sauna, weight room, a room with a couple dozen tread mills, stationary bikes, etc. with twenty TVs across the wall. There is even a mini movie theater with stationary bikes in it. The place has free wi-fi, separate lounges for men and women with couches and TVs. Basically, this place has got everything.
So what if you had a vehicle you could sleep in, or even better a van with a mattress in it? See the potential!? I pay only $45 a month for my gym membership. All that shit I listed for that much money. Move out of your apartment and you've got no utility bills, no internet bill, no cable bill (what are you doing with one of those anyway?), no piles of useless junk weighing you down.
Get your ass a cheap van. Get your essential clothing, towels, toothbrush, etc. (Hell, my gym even gives you soap and shampoo in dispensers in the showers.) Get a laptop and you're set.
My gym is not open 24 hrs but others in this chain are. What's even better is that my gym is partnered with hundreds of other gyms all over the country and you have access to all those other gyms as well. You could travel cross-country and instead of paying $45 a night in a hotel, you could pay $45 a month and hit those gyms.
The only reservation with this plan is that you can't be spending so much time there that the people think you're living there, but that's what you have your sweet van for! Drive that bitch to a camp site and spend the night. Then when you want to wash up and download some podcasts hit the gym.
It's such a great idea that I want to try it, even though I own a place and pay no rent.