I've been tossing around the idea of living in a cargo van in the city. What makes a cargo van particularly appealing to me is:
1) you could be fairly inconspicuous -- these vans are already everywhere in the city and have almost no windows
2) this would be ridiculously cheap, and in the beginning would be really fun I think
The van would solely be for sleeping and storing clothes. My work provides a lot of the other amenities I need: a shower, bathroom, laundry (!), microwave, electricity, internet access. I could also use a coffee shop, etc., in a pinch.
I would just park in free parking as close to work as possible, and lock up my bike nearby. If I'm close enough to work to walk I'd walk, otherwise I'd bike. I'd probably only move the van on street cleaning days and otherwise stay put.
It's probably not going to work in the winter (although I do have a winter camping sleeping bag...), but in the other three seasons, why not?
Anyone thought about this before? Any reasons this wouldn't work? Any tips?
PS: My girlfriend is teaching abroad for the next six months, which means all checks on my extremeness have been temporarily removed...