In L.A., approx. 8% of the population is living on the streets, sleeping in their cars [source]. Which is, to a significant part, an effect of the financial and economic crisis. (The L.A. numbers are the highest in th U.S. … I’m not writing here that this is a nation-wide phenomenon in the U.S.)
Wait a moment, what’s wrong with sleeping in your car? 😉 Hey, of course, I pity those who need to do and don’t want to. Some however, including me, want to do so deliberately. It takes you to a higher level of spatial mobility if your house has wheels. And to a higher level of financial mobility, as you can drastically reduce the running costs.
Reading the L.A. numbers of homeless people makes me think that those crisis effects might come to us also. Perhaps 1-3 crisises [uh … sic?] later than the current one. And, it made me think: I’m not gonna fall in crisis if I’m living already as if I had fallen in crisis. Noone will drive me out of my home to sleep in my car … I’m doing this already! (Well … at that time. The motorhome project is not yet through, you know.)