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  • Living out of a 2016 Ford Focus In San Francisco for 5 Days $135

    Hi ... I did the same less then a year ago in UK. It has been my last two months and I didn't want to pay that ridiculous money for rent (near London) so I decided to live in a car :)My setup / advice for living in Ford Mondeo (hatchback) :- rear car seats taken out so the rest would fell down nice and FLAT (!!!) ... kept in a storage area mentioned bellow- one single mattress will fit nicely there (bought in Argos)- I had sleeping bag, duvet and bed cover + warm pyjama (it was March ... 0-5 Celsium in the night) I could run the engine if I would be really cold, but no need for that.- For peeing get a bottle from Softener (they have nice wide/big openings :)- I was renting a 4x4 feet storage unit with 24 hour access for all my stuff- had a monthly subscription in a gym for showers- Wash...see more »Hi ... I did the same less then a year ago in UK. It has been my last two months and I didn't want to pay that ridiculous money for rent (near London) so I decided to live in a car :)My setup / advice for living in Ford Mondeo (hatchback) :- rear car seats taken out so the rest would fell down nice and FLAT (!!!) ... kept in a storage area mentioned bellow- one single mattress will fit nicely there (bought in Argos)- I had sleeping bag, duvet and bed cover + warm pyjama (it was March ... 0-5 Celsium in the night) I could run the engine if I would be really cold, but no need for that.- For peeing get a bottle from Softener (they have nice wide/big openings :)- I was renting a 4x4 feet storage unit with 24 hour access for all my stuff- had a monthly subscription in a gym for showers- Washing has been done in local loundryWhat you will find, that there is a lot of LIGHT SMOG in the night !!! The first night I had trouble to sleep, as there was to much light. I had to moved to darker area. I was changing locations, where I have sleep overnight. A nice quite road and Tesco parking. I had place some dark foil on my rear windows, but it didn't help to reduce the light. The only positive think about them was that fact, that no one from my colleagues who parked next to me noticed the mattress there and no one really knew that I'm living in the car :)The only thing I was missing was the hot meal. I didn't want to buy a burner and do the cooking. For tea I had my flask and did my tea at work, before I left. Other disadvantage was the height of the mattress = it made impossible to sit up straight, which was a shame, as without it I could.The whole monthly costs just for living = 40GBP (gym) + 40 GBP(storage). Of course, you need to add the costs of a car insurance, MOT and TAX (but that has been paid before anyway). Now, yo can get a Mondeo like I had for 400GBP ... so certainly a way how to start living in the UK and have some savings.I did enjoy the time very much.

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