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The photo above is of a local private canmpground. There are several in my area, and even this time of year, quite a few folks seem to be using them. Considering how tough the times are for the poorer class, I have to wonder how many folks are living there full time. The owner of this one says that he suspects that one guy, but only one, is doing so in his campground. Since the sites don't have water or sewer, that would be illegal, so he doesn't like the idea that he may have to ask the fellow to move on, if he ever finds out for sure.
I've been reading, on the internet, about folks moving into campers for year around living to cut expenses. At one end of the spectrum, you have folks with an untowable camping trailer with a tarp over the roof, kept on a friend's property. At the other end, you have better-off folks with a motor coach who own a northern lot and a southern lot, both with a shed roof to pull the coach under and with full utility hook-ups. Winter is spent down south, summer - up north. Most camper-dwellers fall somewhere between the two extremes.
Whether a person parks on the land of a friend, or at a low-priced campground, it IS an alternative to paying ridiculous property taxes for a home full of "stuff." If the camper is in towable condition, you also have the option of moving away from dangerous weather, or dangerous social conditions. Of course, that means that you have to maintaain a vehicle capable of towing the thing. Just one more thing to think about. © 2015