Hi There I am Raziel giving greetings to all I hope things are well for you all during these increasingly troubling times.
I understand this may or may not have been talked about on this forum before but think of it as a fresh slate and fresh information.
Now for the subject at matter,
Alternative living, Doesn't it have a little ring to it? for me it sounds like freedom and in this time of financial decline and global economical
failures more and more people are losing their homes and unable to find a suitable alternative replacement home, well as it is in these times we face
losing our homes as well or may have lost them so for the present people on this forum I have become inquisitive in this matter and decided to start
off what I hope will become a few pages of useful information regarding how to survive out on the open road and on the most effective and cost
effective ways of creating a temporary or perhaps even permanent home. (this however will not discuss finding and foraging food or growing plans or
any of that for now it is simply about your home and its location)
Now for starters I am not just talking about America as I myself live in Australia in the suburbs of Adelaide so I am thinking abroad but for starters
lets stick to a set landscape and just talk about it from the point of view of all say oh America haha lol anyway as that covers most various types of
landscapes that I can think of for now lets assume you are like me and live in the suburbs of the city and are either in danger of losing your home or
for some reason are planning on leaving your home of your own free will and also for now lets assume you are by yourself with little money to spare
lets say you happened to have $500.
Ok now that we have a starting point I want to discuss what would you be able to make or buy for a portable home? or a permanent dwelling, now of
course I'm sure the classic tent pops into mind its easy affordable and certainly portable or perhaps one may prefer a abandoned building to live in
all the stuff is there and built for you however I'm thinking of something far broader, for instance a few things like a bicycle trailer home now it's
only recently that I have researched these projects after stumbling upon a picture of one at random they are trailer homes (or mini caravans if you
like) that are towed by your bicycle and they absolutely fascinate me, These trailers are designed to be as light weight as possible in order to make
their transportation a whole lot easier on you poor legs they are mostly made from light weight materials like coroplast and light wood and metal
types they can incorporate whatever ones mind can imagine within the limits of the space of course you can even put a power grid into them and a mini
cooker (with certain care not to melt your home LOL) and I intend to build one myself one day very soon, now here is a link to a bike trailer project
by a man called paul elkins a DIY free thinker for homeless situations very good stuff I also recommend you view his other projects,
For now I shall leave that as my input on an alternative home (though should you have some awesome links to other bike trailer homes I would be very
interested in them)
On to the next matter where will your home be? or alternatively where can you take it? now with the bike trailer home depending on what its made of
and how it is made their are various places you can take it, you can stay in the suburbs on and empty lot or in a park or perhaps even in a forest? of
course you will need to locate it where you can find food within easy reach which is something I will be discussing in a separate thread.
Now also I am trying to be imaginative so lets say one for some unknown and crazy reason (or you never know there could be a reasonable explanation)
wishes to live amongst the tree tops or the mid area of a tree, or perhaps build a sort of bunker into the ground, or dwell in a cave or even dig your
own cave out! or perhaps one would like to live on a body of water on a lake or along a large river or perhaps coastal by the ocean? their are so many
possabilities and ideas please share all you can with me and each other and we shall see and learn all we can about pre emptive survival planning.
for now this is all I can honestly think of but I hope it is the push start that can get this thread going hope you all enjoy this and I hope we can
study and learn and share information together and pull together how to survive in different areas and how to accommodate ones self with easy living
Kind Regards Raziel.
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