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    Default Living in the industrial area - Discuss

    I know housing affordability is an issue, so this seems like a creative solution. People are parking motorhomes and trailers in industrial areas and living in them. I see these guys all over town, near my work, and this pic is from near my favourite fuel retailer. This individual has solar power, wind turbine, and appears also to have a wood stove. The wood stove is really common as it allows them to burn pallets and other garbage to generate heat in winter. Seems like a large fire hazard, but what do I know?

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    Not as amazing as the old "van down by a river" maybe.
    Is this an issue, does it bother you, and generally, discuss:

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    dang these people are good. I could never lol
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    As long as it's not parked where I live or frequent.

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    Vanlife finally catching on in Canada. Two 400 watt panels go a long way.
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    Think it’s becoming a major issue in some US cities.

    Was hoping this thread was more of the “rich tech mogul converts warehouse into secret batcave” than poors in poor mobiles. Guess it’s still better than squatting in uhauls. Rented one from Blackfoot location once and you could still smell the hobo and lucky lager

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    There used to be more of them along that stretch but that guy has been there the longest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team_Mclaren View Post
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    As long as it's not parked where I live.
    Where would they park with your fleet there?


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    Think it’s becoming a major issue in some US cities.

    Was hoping this thread was more of the “rich tech mogul converts warehouse into secret batcave” than poors in poor mobiles.
    I thought this as well by the misleading title

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    that one has been living there for years

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    Why complicate things.

    I have 2 people in my neighborhood that rent a part of their big yard to motorhomes. They just plug into an extension cord.

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    I want pics from that guy who bought the abandoned bunker on Nose Hill. Although they nullified the sale?
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    Out here it is the norm. Drive through Burnaby (or any industrial area really) and you will see an endless line of motorhomes and RV's. Many have set up camp permanently. Its nuts.

    Hell, even take a drive through Point Grey, keep an eye out, and you will quickly spot cars that don't belong. Some have the front windshield covered up as it gets dark. You've got campers amongst Canadas richest people. Balling views in that neighborhood. Safety too.

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    It's sustainable housing!

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    Have seen a few of these parked off Barlow and Centre, might even be where the pic was taken. Seems like these dudes have some good permanent setups. Wood stoves in a motorhome #lavish

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    At the start of the lockdown, there was a family of 5 living in the parking lot of the T&T in Deerfoot Meadows for close to 8 months. 3 little kids with the oldest being maybe 7, ripping their bikes daily in an active construction site. Good times and I’m sure must have been some sort of tragic story behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    There used to be more of them along that stretch but that guy has been there the longest.
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    that one has been living there for years
    So is this legal then if its properly registered? Or is it one of those "sure its illegal but its more hassle to move them than it is to leave them" type deals?
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    Meh, they all look like Jackie Chan to me
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    They're just living the Canadream
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    Quote Originally Posted by schurchill39 View Post
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    So is this legal then if its properly registered? Or is it one of those "sure its illegal but its more hassle to move them than it is to leave them" type deals?
    i dunno man, i rent my moms house so i have somewhere to live...

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    The lucky and piss crowd is suboptimal.

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    That picture looks like Aspen.
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    The answer to the housing affordability crisis is greatly loosening zoning restrictions. But this is a bit much.

    Although, if people are going to go all NIMBY about industrial areas, then that's some serious karen shit.

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