THE URBAN #VANLIFE

(OR #TRUCKLIFE)

If you read only one of my published works, make it my July, 2014 LA Weekly article on living the working man's #vanlife. In it, I challenge negative perceptions about vehicular dwelling and champion the life of intention as beneficial to society, even in America's most superficial city. 

 

Construction on my truck-home began in late 2013, a simple layout designed with utility and comfort in mind. Discretion, too. At that time, municipal code 85.02 forbade sleeping in one's vehicle in Los Angeles. Keeping a low profile proved one could live in a vehicle responsibly. And ensured I'd get good nights' sleep.

I've since traded in the Ranger for am F-150 with a towing capacity for tiny homes and 4x4 for backroads (and camper shell for... you-never-knows). But my Ranger took me to the latitudinal borders of America, surviving winter blizzards, summer heat waves, and autumn hail storms. But the real benefit was in the city. My home is wherever I took it. In Los Angeles that saved me a great deal of stress--or "traffrustration", as I like to call it. The urban #vanlife is a truly freeing lifestyle, despite its sometimes-too-cozy confines and oft-maligned reputation.

Original diary work regarding the truck can be found on my The Office Hobo blog including its somewhat detailed construction outline.

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This license is courtesy of TK Devine, who is a working writer, storyteller, producer, and social experimenter in Los Angeles. TK Devine is admittedly a partial pseudonym, but who's checking? Maybe you are. Maybe you're one of those serial fact-checkers, hell-bent on exposing partial pseudonymed blogs for who they really are. Get a hobby, man. Volunteer. Make a difference that actually matters. Anyway, enough about you. TK Devine is not a fake person. He's a real person, with thoughts, feelings, and a pretty awesome beard. TK Devine is a writer in Los Angeles. Hollywood. Where TK Devine makes films and gives talks as a guest speaker or featured speaker or keynote speaker but never a car stereo speaker. Never. You may know of TK Devine through The Tiny (Toilet) Home Project. You may know of TK Devine via The Office Hobo. You may know of TK Devine through The Road Less Traveled and American Dreamers, repped by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). You may know of TK Devine from Downsize Czars or Downsize Me. Heck, you may know of TK Devine through getting yelled at by a guy in a truck after you cut him off on the I-405 North through the Sepulveda Pass. Who knows where you know TK Devine. But you do know TK Devine. You know him well. Almost too well.

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